Services for Students with
Disabilities

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From Monday, August 8, to Monday, August 15, access to the south entrance (i.e., wheelchair-accessible entrance) to the SSD Office (Lee Drain Annex) from the Visitor Center, Estill Building, and Farrington Building will be blocked due to ongoing walkway re-pavement. The south entrance will still be accessible from the bridge that connects the third floor of the Lee Drain Building to the Lee Drain Annex. The north entrance to the SSD Office that is preceded by steps will remain in use, as usual, during this time. Please contact the SSD Office at 936-294-3512 or disability@shsu.edu with any questions regarding access to the Lee Drain Annex during the aforementioned construction.

Our Mission

The mission of the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is to promote equal access for students with disabilities to the educational programs, services, and activities at SHSU.

SSD affords students with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential by:

  • Providing academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services
  • Promoting independence and self-advocacy
  • Making referrals to support services on campus and in the community

SSD seeks to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities by:

  • Building and maintaining partnerships with faculty and staff
  • Promoting disability awareness on campus
  • Providing consultation services and outreach programming on student disability issues for the SHSU community

Important Dates

It is the policy of Sam Houston State University that no otherwise qualified disabled individuals shall, solely by reason of their disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic program or activity.

Students with disabilities may request admissions or registration assistance by calling or emailing the Undergraduate Admissions Office (936) 294-1828 admissions@shsu.edu or calling the Registrar's Office (936) 294-1040