Disability Support Services

Usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments. 

Disability Support Services is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabilities through creating an inclusive environment on campus through Universal Design and assisting faculty and advisors with accommodating students in the classroom. 

Civil Rights and the Student's Responsibility

Although civil rights laws provide access to resources and accommodations for students with disabilities, it is the student's responsibility to disclose their disability to DSS and work with DSS to speak with the student's professors about the limitations of their disability and necessary accommodations. 

When to contact Disability Support Services

New/first-time students registering with Disability Support Services: It is highly recommended that requests for disability-related programs and services be made as soon as you are an enrolled student by completing the “First-Time Disability Support Services Users (Student Only) link above. If you are taking a placement test at UW-Superior before you’ve decided to attend, you may also reach out for testing accommodations via email to disability@uwsuper.edu.

When you register for Disability Support Services, you will need to do three things: 

  1. Complete the online intake/public accommodation form (through UW-Superior Accommodate). 
  2. Check your UW-Superior email to get the Medical or Mental Health Provider Form. This form must go to your provider and be completed by them. Instructions on how they return that form to us are on the form.  
  3. Once your intake is complete (when we have your intake and supporting documentation), your accommodations will be approved. You can then request your semester-specific accommodations. 

Current students (already registered with Disability Support Services): Currently enrolled students will use UWS Accommodate to request accommodations each semester. Students who have already completed the intake process and need to request accommodations can do so by logging into UWS Accommodate with their UW-Superior credentials online. Please not that accommodates do not automatically roll from semester to semester; you must request them for each semester.  

Parents and Family: DSS staff are happy to answer general disability questions but cannot share student-specific information with anyone other than the student. Unlike high school, student disability files (or Individualized Education Programs or 504 Plans) do not follow university students throughout their university career. University staff do not know about or automatically accommodate student disabilities unless the student discloses. It is important that students lead this process.

Faculty and Staff: If a student discloses a disability to you, please refer them to Disability Support Services website or staff immediately. Students that are new to Disability Support Services can complete the intake and registration process online by going to the First-Time Disability Support Services Users (Student Only).

How to contact Disability Support Services

You may reach us by phone at 715-394-8110, e-mail at disability@uwsuper.edu, submitting our Contact Us form, or by visiting our office. We are not currently in our offices on campus, so please use these methods to contact us.

UW-Superior Emotional Support Animal/Assistance Animal Policy

Review the UW-Superior Emotional Support Animal/Assistance Animal Policy. All students requesting an emotional support animal/assistance animal must have their medical or mental health provider complete the  UW-Superior Emotional Support Animal/Assistance Animal Policy and Provider Form