- Handbook for Students with Disabilities
- Accommodations and Services
- Documentation Requirements
- FAQs From Students
- Helpful Hints
- Housing Accommodations
- Housing Request Form
- Request for Accommodation Letters
- Self-Advocacy Practices
- Text Anxiety
- Your Rights and Responsibilities
For Faculty and Staff
- Facilitating the Learning Process
- FAQs From Faculty and Staff
- Types of Accommodations
The goal of the VCU Disability Support Services (DSS) Office is to assist Virginia Commonwealth University in creating a learning environment where all students have equal access to every aspect of the University's programs, services and activities.
We cooperate through partnerships with students, faculty and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure the recognition of students' abilities, not disabilities.
The Office of Disability Support Services determines appropriate academic adjustments such as program and exam modifications, classroom accommodations and auxiliary aids.
Students with disabilities are responsible for self-identification prior to requesting services and may do so at any time by presenting documentation to their campus coordinator.
DSS Mentoring Program
The DSS Student Mentoring Program is available to connect experienced VCU students with disabilities with incoming students with disabilities to help them navigate the VCU community in academics and other aspects of student life. It is a semester long program with the option of continuation for one additional semester.
Barbara Roby Scholarship
In 1989, Shirley B. Roby and her mother, Irene S. Roby, established the Barbara A. Roby Scholarship in memory of their sister and daughter, respectively.
Support Students With Disabilities
We know budgets are tight, but the time is right to support students with disabilities at this web site. Your wonderful donation can provide information, endow student scholarships or fund staff publications. Our students are great and they can't wait to reach their potential and graduate. Donated dollars will help develop our scholars and provide a platform for the student of tomorrow.
To make your gift to Disability Support Services, please complete and submit this form. You will receive an acknowledgment of your gift by email. If you have any problems or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Accessibility related issues such as inoperable handicap doors, blocked curb cuts, elevator malfunctions, etc. should be reported immediately to Facilities Management at (804) 828-9444.
In the event that any individual on the Monroe Park or VCU Medical Center campuses need to be evacuated from a building due to an emergency, please call the VCU Campus Police at (804) 828-1234 and request the EVAC Chair for assistance.
Disability Support Services - Monroe Park Campus
907 Floyd Ave.
Voice/TTY: (804) 828-2253
Fax: (804) 828-1944
Office of Health Career/Education and Special Services for Students - MCV Campus
1000 E. Marshall St.
Phone: (804) 828-9782
TTY: (804) 828-4608
Fax: (804) 828-4609