The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective and meaningful access to all programs and opportunities at Suffolk University. With a student-centered approach, ODS strives to assist students to advocating for themselves, and to promote an awareness and understanding that disability is an aspect of diversity. ODS establishes partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to create values that are usable, equitable, sustainable and inclusive to all members of the greater Suffolk community.
- Advocating on behalf of students with disabilities
- Education faculty and staff of the best practices when working with students with disabilities
- Meeting one-on-one with each student to determine their accommodation needs and provide on-going support
- Refer students to the appropriate resources on campus to help them succeed
- Educate to campus as to the needs of students with disabilities on campus and at campus sponsored events
The office provides a supportive and engaging setting for students; encouraging students to use their voice and to think beyond college by building self-confidence, embracing diversity and social responsibility and recognizing individual strengths and weaknesses.
The Office of Disability Services also works closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity providing disability education awareness around ensuring equal access within courses, to physical structures and the online environment. The office promotes and models best practices of full inclusion for students with disabilities at Suffolk University.