Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies

The Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies (DASS) office at SMU is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to the University, including its curriculum, programs, and activities. DASS provides accommodations and services to students with a range of disabilities, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and psychiatric disorders. The office evaluates and approves reasonable accommodations for students who are significantly impacted by a condition considered disabling under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, DASS empowers students to effectively utilize on and off-campus resources to achieve academic and personal success.


Applying for Services

To start the accommodation process, please review the Disability Accommodations page, and review the procedures for applying for accommodations and submitting supporting documentation to our office. In order to establish eligibility for accommodations, students are responsible for requesting our services and must contact our office.


Continuing SMU Students

For continuing DASS students with accommodations and faculty working with those students, you can view your letters of accommodations in DASS Link. 

DASS Link for students: Go to the DASS Link log-in page

DASS Link for faculty: Go to the DASS Link log-in page.

DASS staff members are here to support all of our students with disabilities! We are available for phone calls, Zoom sessions, remote intakes, and emails. Our main phone number (214-768-1470) is answered during regular business hours, as well.


Incoming SMU Students

For new students who will be starting in the Fall Semester (2023), we would like to welcome you as a new Mustang! If you anticipate needing accommodations, please see the Disability Accommodations page, for step-by-step instructions. We encourage you to start this process in May/June, but if you anticipate needing a housing accommodation, please start the accommodation process immediately. We are available by phone or email to any concerns you have

DASS Virtual Open House

Join a member of the DASS Team for an overview of DASS and all of the services we provide to our students!

DASS Introduction Video 

See our Introduction to DASS 2023 video below and follow along with the DASS Red & Blue flyer:


Success Strategies

DASS also provides success strategies support for SMU undergraduates with ADD/ADHD and Learning Differences, as well as those on the Autism Spectrum. These students may benefit from assistance with study skills instruction, self-advocacy skills, time management and organization strategies, and general mentoring. This academic coaching, coupled with participating in HDEV 1210: Academic Success and Personal Development (an advanced academic skills-building course), Students for New Learning (student support and networking group), and other A-LEC services (e.g., Tutoring Center, Writing Center, academic workshops, etc.) can greatly enhance students' ability to succeed at SMU.


We look forward to working with you!

Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies
Loyd Center Suite 202