Student Services: Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS) is committed to creating an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities. We partner with students, faculty, and staff to design accessible environments and to provide academic accommodations and support services.
Qualifying for Services
“Disability” is a broad term that includes, but is not limited to mental health conditions, chronic health conditions, temporary injuries, physical/learning disabilities, and ADHD.
Common Accommodations / Services
- • Exam Accommodations
- • Accessible Media
- • Assistive Technology
- • Accommodations Consultation and Advocacy
Registering for Disability Services
Students register with DSS to be approved for accommodations. For more information on how to register for services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is confidential and does not appear on transcripts. Medical documentation and information are kept private. Once registered students in onsite programs notify their instructors if they want to utilize accommodations in that instructor’s course. For online students extended deadlines for assignments and exams will be automatically set in Canvas.
Disability support personnel are available to answer questions regarding the registration process, available services and other related concerns Monday- Friday 9 am- 5 pm (EST)
In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as state and federal law, Disability Support Services (DSS) protects the confidentiality of records maintained on file.
Divine Mercy University
45154 Underwood Lane
Sterling, VA 20166
Contact DSS@divinemercy.edu for more information regarding disability services at DMU. To initiate a request for accommodations, submit your request here.