Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies



DASS is the primary contact for all SMU students with disabilities. This office assists students with disabilities to effectively utilize resources they may need and helps them work with professors and staff in obtaining appropriate and reasonable accommodations. DASS is dedicated to providing an equal opportunity to participate in the University's curriculum, programs, and activities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, DASS will evaluate and accommodate those students who are significantly impacted by a condition that is considered disabling. This includes learning disabilities, physical disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and others. 

In order to establish eligibility for accommodations, students must contact our office. It is up to the student to request our services. Please review the 2-step procedure for submitting documentation to start the process.


DASS also provides success strategies support for SMU undergraduates with learning and attention disorders. 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 ORACLE (advanced reading and study skills course), Students for New Learning (student support group), and other LEC services (tutoring, writing center, academic workshops) can greatly enhance students' ability to succeed at SMU. 

We look forward to working with you!

Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies
Loyd Center Suite 202
214-768-1255 (fax)

For mailing purposes:
Attn: DASS
SMU Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
PO Box 750201
Dallas, TX 75275