For Students

Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. Students with disabilities are considered fully enfranchised members of the educational community. Seattle University recognizes that traditional methods, programs, and services are not always appropriate or sufficient to accommodate the limitations experienced by some students with disabilities.

Our goal in Disability Services is to provide services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at Seattle University. In keeping with this objective, students are expected and encouraged to utilize the resources of Disability Services to the degree they determine necessary.


  • Conduct screenings for disabilities and make referrals to diagnosticians.
  • Review disability, health, or psychological assessments to determine appropriate academic adjustments.
  • Assist students in determining which adjustments they need to access University programs.
  • Help students learn to use academic adjustments successfully.
  • Support the implementation of academic adjustments by communicating with faculty and by arranging such services as interpreters, testing space and electronic books.
  • Provide accessibility orientations to campus for new students.
  • Act as professional coaches to help students reach their goals.
  • Help students devise academic strategies that focus on their strengths.
  • Support students in their growth in self-advocacy skills and disability management.
  • Work to remove campus barriers in communication, attitudes, policies, and physical access.