Division of Student Affairs > Support Services > For Specific Populations > Students with Disabilities
Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) coordinates DePaul University's provision of accommodations for students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Students seeking accommodations must first be admitted to DePaul University through the standard admissions process. Admitted DePaul students with a documented permanent or temporary disability are encouraged to self-identify and request enrollment with the CSD.
Students seeking accommodations are encouraged to begin the enrollment process as early as possible. The CSD receives a high volume of requests. In fairness to all students the CSD reviews completed enrollment applications and contacts students in the order received. CSD staff do not review requests nor conduct enrollment meetings during midterms and final exams. It is during this time that all CSD staff are fully committed to currently enrolled CSD students.
The following steps must be completed before eligibility for CSD enrollment can be determined. All information provided to the CSD is confidential in accordance with university policies and procedures as required by law.
Submit all completed enrollment materials to the CSD. Because of the national COVID-19 emergency, there are no CSD staff on campus and all completed materials must be submitted to the CSD via email until further notice. The CSD will send you an email confirmation upon receipt of your documents.
Reasonable accommodations are provided so that a student with a disability will have equal access to academic and campus sponsored activities.
Accommodations are individualized based on the nature of a student's disability(s). Accommodations may not be the same as those received in a prior educational setting. The CSD considers the student's disability, history, experience, request and the unique characteristics of courses, programs, and requirements when determining appropriate reasonable accommodations. Examples of CSD accommodations include:
The CSD offers a variety of assistive technology resources. Equipment is loaned to qualified CSD students. Students are responsible for the care and return of all equipment. Examples include:
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Learning Specialist Clinician Services is not a CSD accommodation but is a fee-for-service available to CSD students who wish to further develop their academic skills. Learning Specialist Clinicians meet regularly with students to develop executive functioning skills and self-advocacy strategies that support DePaul’s expectations of academic success.
All Learning Specialist Clinicians hold advanced degrees in special education or related disciplines and have substantial experience working with the varied needs of students with disabilities.
Learning Specialist Clinician fees are billed directly to the student's account for any quarter in which the service is used.
Be successful throughout the year! Follow this checklist within the first week of each quarter and you ill have an excellent start!
Scholarships: Information regarding scholarships for students with disabilities is located on DePaul's Financial Awards page, click here for DePaul's general scholarships page. Information is updated throughout the year.
DePaul Career Center: Provides resources for students to launch their professional career. Information is updated throughout the year.
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP): A recruitment program that connects employers with college students and recent graduates looking for summer and/or permanent employments.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD): Assists college students and recent graduates to acquire the tools necessary to secure a career.
AbilityLinks: This is a web-based community where job seekers with disabilities and employers network with one another.
Lime Connect: Scholarships, internship and job opportunities offered throughout the year.
We encourage individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment or retaliation to report what happened.
Here is the link to the reporting process when the complaint involves faculty or staff:https://offices.depaul.edu/human-resources/employee-relations/equal-opportunity/Pages/Discrimination-and-Harassment.aspx
When the complaint involves another student here is a link to report the concern: https://offices.depaul.edu/student-affairs/about/departments/Pages/dos.aspx
CSD staffs are happy to assist you. Please email the CSD@depaul.edu or telephone 773-325-1677 (Lincoln Park) or 312-362-8002 (Loop) for assistance