LSUS is committed to making students with disabilities full participants in its programs, services, and activities through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Student Development assists both students with disabilities and the University in accomplishing this goal.
The primary objective of services is to ensure accessibility of the University's programs and services so that students with disabilities persist toward their academic goals. Student Development provides intake, assessment of needs on campus, verification of accommodation needs, and makes recommendations regarding accommodations.
Student Development advocates for all students and works as a liaison between students and faculty, as well as with community agencies. Student Development informs the administration of policies and issues relevant to students with disabilities. Student Development also provides training for faculty and staff so the LSUS community gains a greater understanding of their responsibilities and the needs of students with disabilities.