Disability Support Services (DSS)
Rockford University is committed to creating a learning and living environment that supports students in achieving their academic potential.
Differences in ability are valued as an integral component of a diverse community. The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) facilitates an accessible education experience for students who have disabilities and serves as a resource to all members of the campus community.
DSS is committed to ensuring equal access to a quality education for qualified students with disabilities through the provision of reasonable academic accommodations which support University standards and academic integrity. University policy provides for reasonable accommodations to be made for students with verified disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis as specified under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
DSS provides classroom accommodations to all students on campus who disclose a disability, request accommodations, and who meet eligibility criteria. We do not have specialized programs for specific types of disabilities.
Each department on campus has expertise unique to that unit and students are better served by interacting with each department according to their needs. Students are encouraged to contact DSS if they do not know which campus office to contact for a specific question or problem. We look forward to assisting prospective and enrolled students with disabilities who may require assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for additional information.
Disabilities Coordinator: Lang Center for Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Services
Lang Health Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Campus/Community Resources Links
Transitioning to a University for Students with Disabilities Resources
- Center on Post Secondary Supports; National Rehabilitation and Research Training Center:
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition: www.ncset.org
- Online Clearinghouse on Post Secondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities:
- U.S. Sponsored Website of Resources, Laws, and Information Relative to Individuals with Disabilities: www.disability.gov