Student Disability Services


The University of San Francisco is committed to the full participation of all students. Student Disability Services (SDS) recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity and works to facilitate equal access and an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. 


Vision and Values

  • Guided by Universal Design we suggest accommodations for USF students with disabilities to help achieve their goals.
  • We strive to empower the community to acquire and develop the knowledge, skills, values, and sensitivity to become persons for and with others.

Program Goals

  1. SDS will create a campus culture that embraces disability as diversity and seeks to welcome students with all abilities.
  2. Ensure quality service and delivery of reasonable and appropriate accommodations designed to mitigate barriers.
  3. Students with disabilities will have a comprehensive understanding of their disability and how it impacts them.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to clearly articulate their accommodation needs to others.
  2. Students will be able to complete the process for requesting and receiving reasonable accommodations at USF.
  3. Students will be able to identify barriers in the university environment.