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 Students: It is highly recommended that requests for disability-related programs and services be made as soon as possible by contacting [NAMEONLYDR]. As soon as you decide to attend UW-Superiorr, you can reach out to DSS staff to discuss accommodations. If you are taking a placement test at UW-Superior before you’ve decided to attend, you may also reach out for testing accommodations.

Current Students: Students with disabilities should speak with a DSS staff member as early as possible each semester, preferably before the semester begins. Each semester we will update your file to ensure that you are receiving all necessary accommodations. Accommodations do not automatically roll from semester-to-semester, so remember to connect with DSS early.

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 immediately. Do not e-mail information about disabilities. Referrals should be made by phone or walk-in. 

How to contact Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services is located in the Educational Success Center in 1024 Swenson Hall.

You may reach us by phone at 715-394-8188 , e-mail at disability@uwsuper.edu, or by visiting our office. We recommend making an appointment before arriving, but we also accept walk-ins during regular business hours.

To prepare for your visit, you may review our Documentation Requirements Form and/or our Student Intake Form. These forms will be completed with a DSS staff member but you may wish to come prepared with appropriate documentation. 

UW-Superior Service Animal Policy

State Policy prohibits students from having animals in the residence halls, but it (i) allows service animals and (ii) makes reasonable accommodations to its no animal policy for individuals with disabilities who may need an assistance animal. Review Assistance Animal Policy

Testing Center Policies

  • Testing accommodations are provided only for registered DSS members with current paperwork on file
  • Students must show identification and sign-in before taking any exam 
  • At least one professional staff member must be present for any test taken in the ESC
  • Testing hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with the last test starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Students must provide 24 hours’ notice to the ESC before scheduling a test 
  • Tests must be provided by an instructor (no tests from students will be administered)
  • All tests will begin within 10 minutes of scheduled time or they will be rescheduled