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 to implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations and services. 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, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and others.
In order to establish eligibility for accommodations, students must contact our office. The student is responsible for requesting our services.
To start the process, please review the Disability Accommodations page, and review the procedures for applying for accommodations and submitting supporting documentation to our office.
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 HDEV 1110: Reading and Learning Strategies (advanced reading and study skills course), Students for New Learning (student support and networking group), and other ALEC services (tutoring, writing center, academic workshops) can greatly enhance students' ability to succeed at SMU. Visit our Success Strategies pages to learn more.
We look forward to working with you!
Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies
Loyd Center Suite 202
For mailing purposes:
SMU Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
PO Box 750201
Dallas, TX 75275