Disability Support Services

Our mission is to develop a partnership with students, faculty, and staff to assist in creating an accessible university community, where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.

Students walking around campus using assistance

Our Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) offers many services to students and faculty. Meetings are a collaborative process with the student and DSS staff to determine appropriate accommodations for each semester. Some accommodations that DSS may offer are:

To learn more about the accommodation process, please visit our Getting Started page.

Our Values

Mutual Respect

Offer a welcoming environment that treats all people as individuals in a courteous, fair, helpful, and respectful manner.


Provide opportunities to allow students with disabilities the right to pursue their educational goals and achieve their full potential.

Student Advocacy

Empower students to become full participants in their own university experience.


Assist the University of Northern Colorado staff in designing an educational environment to be as usable as possible by a broad range of diverse interests.

Educational Standards

Provide equal access to students with disabilities while maintaining the integrity of the University's academic standards.