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
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.
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.
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
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 krogan AT_TOWSON.
The Workforce Recruitment Program
Disability Support Services participates in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
which is a federal recruitment and referral program that federal employers, as well
as participating private sector employers, with college students and recent graduates
with disabilities who are seeking summer and permanent jobs. To be eligible for the
WRP, applicants must be U.S. citizens who are full-time undergraduate or graduate
students with a disability, or have graduated within the past year.
For more information, please contact the Towson University WRP coordinator, Jeannie
Mauldin, at jmauldin AT_TOWSON.
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 swillemin AT_TOWSON. The director will meet with the concerned individual as soon as practical in an
attempt to resolve the complaint.