Requesting ServicesThe process for receiving services and accommodations through the Disability Support Services (DSS) office is as follows:
This may be done using the Disability Disclosure Form in the information packet you receive as part of your application process, by telephone or e-mail, or by stopping in at the DSS office. It is the student’s responsibility to contact DSS. DSS does not make the initial contact with a student. You will then be scheduled for an intake appointment with one of the DSS staff.
Schedule an intake appointment with the DSS officeThis may be done by telephone, email or by stopping by the DSS office, DSS does not make the initial contact with the student.
Complete an DSS Intake Form
The DSS Intake Form requires disclosure of your disability. You will be asked to complete an intake form when you meet with the DSS representative. You may also submit your intake form online. The DSS Intake Form can be found by clicking here. Please email the form back as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions concerning the intake form please call 574-520-4460 during open business hours.
Request and obtain approval of accommodations, auxilary aids, and/or services
The DSS representative will explain the types of accommodations, auxilary aids and services available through the office and may make recommendations. However, it is the student's responsibility to request specific accommodations or services. The DSS professional will either approve the request, approve an alternative accommodation or service, or request may be denied. The student is responsible for making a request for services in a timely manner. For example, it often requires several weeks to provide a textbook in an alternate format.