Current DSS Students

Current D.S.S. students

After You Are Registered With DSS

  • At the beginning of each term, pick up your memos from the DSS office. Memos document your registration and specify approved accommodations.
  • Give your memo to each of your professors as early as possible each term and take the time to privately discuss your accommodations.
  • Maintain regular contact with your DSS specialist. Your DSS specialist is available to assist both you and your professors in implementing accommodations as they relate to specific course or program requirements. They can also discuss your academic progress, and refer you to other resources if/when needed.

Rights and Responsibilities

DSS Responsibilities

  • Inform students of office location and procedures for requesting accommodations.
  • Accept and evaluate verifying documentation.
  • Maintain documentation for each student.
  • Approve appropriate accommodations.
  • Protect student’s privacy and confidentiality.
  • Provide equal access to programs and services.

Student Responsibilities

  • Meet the essential qualifications and standards for programs and courses.
  • Disclose the disability in a timely manner.
  • Inform DSS of accommodation needs and provide appropriate documentation.
  • Provide professors with the DSS accommodations memo and discuss how the accommodations will be implemented in each course.
  • Inform DSS of barriers to accessibility.
  • Pick up DSS accommodations memo each semester.

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Make sure that each course, viewed in its entirety, is accessible.
  • Support and implement accommodations as identified in the DSS accommodation memo and presented by the student.
  • Consult with DSS regarding accommodations as part of the interactive process.
  • Maintain student’s confidentiality.
  • Submit book lists to bookstore as early as possible.
  • Include announcement on syllabus directing students to DSS if they have a disability-related need.

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society

Delta Alpha Pi (DAP) Honor Society recognizes college students with disabilities for their academic achievement and promotes a positive message regarding students with disabilities.  The Towson University chapter of DAP, Alpha Epsilon, was founded in 2009 and is one of more than 120 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.  DAP is open to students with documented disabilities who demonstrate an interest in disability issues and meet specific GPA requirements.  DAP facilitates development of leadership and advocacy skills, and provides opportunities for members to serve as mentors and role models. It also provides educational programming related to disability issues to the campus community.  Interested in learning more about DAP? Visit Involved@TU or contact Kelly Rogan at .

Federal Workforce Recruitment Program 

Disability Support Services participates in the federal Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) which is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are seeking summer and permanent jobs.  Each fall, DSS arranges for WRP recruiters to conduct personal interviews with eligible students who are interested in participating.  After candidates are selected by the WRP, their interview information is compiled in a searchable database for federal agencies to use in recruitment and hiring.  Students must be eligible for a Schedule A letter that certifies their disability for federal employment, and DSS can assist students with obtaining this documentation. 

For more information, please contact the Towson University WRP coordinator, Jeannie Mauldin, at .

Complaint Procedures

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Towson University policies and procedures prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. 

Students who believe they have been discriminated against because of their disability, or who have a complaint regarding disability accommodations or services, should email the director of DSS, Susan Willemin at . The director will meet with the concerned individual as soon as practical in an attempt to resolve the complaint.  

If the complaint is not resolved at this level, or if the complaint includes the director of DSS, the student may contact the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity for resolution. 

For additional information please review Towson University’s Policy on Prohibiting Discrimination, which includes procedures for making a complaint: