Disability Support Services
We work to create an accessible Coppin community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of their academic journey. We offer services and programs that promote student independence and ensure students are treated and respected on the basis of ability and not disability.
Welcome to Coppin! We're delighted you're here.
We are the Disability Support Services Programs (DSSP) office, your campus resource for disability questions, services, and accommodations. We work to create a comprehensively accessible environment where we view students, staff, and faculty on the basis of ability and not disability.
What happens when I come to the DSSP office?
When you come into the office to request services, a staff member greets and registers you. You'll receive information about our programs and services, as well as specific documentation guidelines for your disability. We then complete your intake registration and process your disability verification documentation.
We work with you to ensure you have the supports, tools, and services to make your Coppin experience a positive one. We want you to feel included and encouraged in a campus environment that fosters your potential and gives you the power to transform your life.
We accomplish our mission by:
- being a resource on disability issues for students, faculty, and staff
- providing, promoting, and continually improving support services that address specific individual needs
- advocating for upgrade and maintenance of accessibility in campus facilities
- increasing access to technology resources
- ensuring students with disabilities have same access to campus opportunities as peers without disabilities
- ensuring full participation in university programs through advocacy of individualized disability-related accommodations
- increasing awareness and education on the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities
- establish equal access to career-related programs, including but not limited to internships and on-campus recruiting
The purpose of our work is to move toward an accessibility culture at Coppin where students of all abilities have equal access to campus-wide opportunities. We do this by:
- promoting a greater understanding of disability culture and accessibility issues
- improving education access through university-wide education and advocacy on the needs of persons with disabilities
Disability Support Services Program (DSSP) Handbook
- Legal Mandates
- CSU-DSSP Mission
- University's Rights and Responsibilities
- Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
- Students' Rights and Responsibilities
- Students with Disabilities Entering CSU
- Faculty Referral to DSSP
- Specific Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Hearing Impairments
- Visual Impairments
- Mobility Impairments
- Psychiatric Disabilities
- Developmental Disabilities
- Temporary Disabilities
To learn more about your rights and responsibilities around Coppin's services regarding specific disabilities, download the handbook today!