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October is Disablity Awareness Month

Join us for Adaptive Sports

Sitting Volleyball-Wednesday October 8th 11:30-1:30
Blindfolded Bocce Ball-Thursday October 23rd 11:30-1:30

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For an example of both events, you can view an instructional video on Youtube.:


Drop in and tournament options are available, and certificates of attendance will be available.
For questions, please contact Karen Oppenheimer (KOppenheimer@towson.edu)


"Diversity Unites Us All" noon book talk featuring Andrew Solomon 

Andrew Solomon, award-winning author, will discuss his bestselling masterpiece, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.  His startling proposition is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition and our differences are what unite us all.

October 15, 2014

Check in: 11:30- Noon; Program: Noon - 1:00 pm

Book signing immediately following program

University Union, Chesapeake Room 3

Pre-registration is required.

This is a free event open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Light refreshments will be served.

TU visitor parking will be available for the event in the West Village garage.

For more information contact DSS at 410-704-2638.

Register to Attend



Disability Support Services (DSS) supports the mission of Towson University by providing services that afford students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the educational environment.  DSS promotes a broad definition of diversity that appreciates disability as an integral part of the human experience.  The office collaborates with students, faculty and staff to create a welcoming campus that meets the needs of students with disabilities, fosters student independence, and recognizes students on the basis of their abilities rather than their disabilities.

The university offers many services to students with disabilities.  Eligibility for these services is determined individually by the DSS office based on documented need.  Students are encouraged to register with DSS as soon as possible after admission to the university to ensure timely provision of services.


Disability Support Services
Administration Building, Room 232
7720 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2638
TDD: 410-704-4423
Fax: 410-704-4247


Fall 2015 DSS Scholarship for Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Students (MD residents only)

Applications for the Fall 2015 DSS Presidential Scholarship are due January 31, 2015.  Mailed applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. This scholarship covers full tuition and fees. Applications are available under the "Information for Students with Disabilities" section of this website.


Fall 2015 Laura Lamb Scholarship amount will be posted in November.  See Scholarship Information under the "Information for Students with Disabilities" section of the website.  Apply between Feb. 1 and March 15, 2015.


Students Using Accommodations Have Higher GPAs

Disability Support Services recently conducted a study of its incoming freshman.  The study compared the difference in first semester GPAs between students who used accommodations and students who did not.  The difference was significant.  The average GPA of students using accommodations was a 3.05 (B grade), as compared to a 2.50 (C+ grade) of students not using accommodations. 







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