Disability Support Services is an element of the Office of Student Academic Services. Our goal is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). Congress subsequently expanded protection for people with disabilities under the ADA through passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Valley City State University (VCSU) uses 'the ADA' to refer to both the original 1990 Act and the 2008 amendments. The ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because of a disability.

Valley City State University will provide reasonable accommodations, promote an inclusive campus environment, and encourage student independence. Reasonable accommodations are afforded to eligible students and are individualized to address specific functional limitations based on the documentation provided by a certified/licensed professional. Students requesting accommodations at Valley City State University must contact the office of Student Academic Services.

To be eligible for reasonable accommodations, the student must have a documented disability that significantly interferes with access to the curriculum, services or programs at VCSU. The student needs to submit: Submit current documentation of the disability as soon as possible after receiving a letter of acceptance to the university.

Meet with the Director of Student Academic Services to identify the functional limitations of the disability based on the documented disability in order to determine reasonable accommodations. Additional accommodations may be determined once the student has begun classes and determines there is a related barrier which prevents equal access.

Link to: Frequently Asked Questions and DSS Brochure

Please call the Director of Student Academic Services, Jan Drake at ext. 7302 to schedule an appointment.