Resources for Students with Disabilities

Disability Support Services(DSS) facilitates effective, reasonable classroom accommodations for all students on campus who disclose a disability, meet the eligibility criteria, and request accommodations.

Students are encouraged to meet with each professor to review accommodation requests and how they will pertain to each class. Students should talk to professors about how their disability affects learning and how the accommodations will be implemented at the beginning of each semester.

If you are currently registered with our office, please see the exam schedule and resources. If you would like to register with our office, please see the exam schedule and resources. If you would like to register with our office for the first time, please (to come: link to prospective student page).

Disability Accommodation

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) is committed to providing accommodations and services to qualified students with disabilities in order to provide equal access to the benefits, rights, and privileges of Fairfield University's services, programs, and activities. In determining reasonable accommodations, the University is guided by the federal definition of 'disability' that describes an individual with a disability as someone:

  • who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual
  • a record of such impairment; or
  • is regarded as having such and impairment.

Any student with a disability may request accommodations. In order to establish disability status and eligibility for specific accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids/services, disability documentation is reviewed by the director and determinations of accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis based on the functional limitations of the disability.