Mission, Vision, and Goals

Disability Support Services (DSS) Mission

The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. To fulfill this mission, DSS recognizes that disability reflects diverse characteristics and experiences, and is an aspect of diversity integral to society. To that end, we collaborate with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments.

Disability Support Services (DSS) Vision

The DSS vision is to be known as a service that is part of a larger university community where disabilities are neutralized through the adoption of Universal Design. Through this Universal Design, where services are integrated and provided to all throughout the campus, only unique and uncommon accommodations will be provided/coordinated through DSS. This is our vision.

Disability Support Services (DSS) Goals

  • To ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all UW-Superior¬†programs, services, and activities
  • To help coordinate disability-related campus policies and procedures
  • To help foster a campus community that is responsive to persons with disabilities, through direct support, as well as technical assistance, information and referral
  • To encourage students with disabilities to become self-advocates in order to be able to participate actively in decisions regarding their reasonable accommodations and resources
  • To provide students opportunities that address universal access to curricular and co-curricular experiences, networking, and career goal development