Disability Support Services
Administration Building 232-235
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Disability Support Services (DSS) at Towson University works with students with various disabilities and some temporary conditions that substantially limit one or more major life activities. These include learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mental health disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, brain injuries, physical/mobility and medical disabilities, vision and hearing disabilities as well as speech/language disabilities. The DSS staff is available to answer questions regarding how to register with DSS, the required disability documentation and the types of accommodations and services offered.
DSS works with each student individually to determine and implement reasonable accommodations based on documentation and a personal interview. Students are encouraged to register with DSS as soon as possible after admission to TU to ensure timely provision of services. DSS encourages new students to maintain regular contact with our office, especially during their first year. This contact provides the opportunity for DSS staff to guide students and to work with them proactively to resolve problems that may arise.
Through an interactive process, DSS works closely with faculty, staff and students to implement the provision of accommodations. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may include testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, interpreting services, alternative formats for printed materials, assistive technology, priority registration, para-transit registration and internship accommodations. DSS also offers short-term help with organization and study skills, disability consultation and advocacy assistance, help with course selection, as well as information about other resources on and off campus.
Students should initiate the registration process by submitting an online application, located on the DSS website, along with documentation of their disability. Students are also welcome to call or visit the DSS office for further information.
Testing Services Center
Administration Building, Rooms 227-231
The Testing Services Center provides testing accommodations for students registered with Disability Support Services. Services provided by the center include, but are not limited to, extended testing time, reduced distraction testing spaces, reading and writing software, computers and assistive technology. All tests are proctored to ensure academic integrity.