No. Colleges and universities are not legally required to provide these services. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus and between classes and buildings once on campus. They are similarly responsible for self-care or for arranging attendant care for activities such as eating, medical treatment, toileting, and showering.
The IEP is a valuable resource of information, but this document alone is not used to verify one’s disability. Please refer to Step 1 of How to Register for Disability Services for Students to find out more about how to document your disability.
You may contact the DSS office
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(dial 711 for Relay) (707) 664-2677
The Disability Services for Students office at Sonoma State University is located at:
Schulz 1014A (the entrance is near the IT Help Desk)
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
See the campus map
Students who are 18 years old or older are legally recognized as adults. In this case, the student is responsible for their own accommodation requests and disability-related decisions. However, students are encouraged to have an open dialogue with their parents as we know they can be a great source of support for you.
The decision to seek accommodations is entirely up to you. However registered students report to us frequently that they wish they would have taken advantage of accommodations earlier on in their college career. It is far better to have the supports at your disposal than to go it alone. If you change your mind and don’t feel you need the accommodations, you can always make that choice. However, if you find yourself doing poorly because of not having accommodations, we are unable to “go back” and address the problem retroactively.
No. In the postsecondary educational setting, students are responsible for self-identifying themselves as individuals with disabilities, providing disability documentation, and requesting accommodations. The institution is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. Colleges and universities do not provide special education versions of courses, IEP plans, specialized progress reports, etc.
After admission to the University, students may follow our Steps for Registeringfor Disability Services for Students.
No. Students with disabilities follow the same process and are reviewed in the same manner as other applicants.
Yes. We are happy to meet with prospective students to provide you with a broad overview of DSS services. Determination of the specific accommodations appropriate for individual students is done after admission to the University. We suggest you coordinate your visit to the DSS office with a tour of the campus and information session.