Providing Aids and Services
We recognize and value diversity in our campus community and are committed to providing equal access and opportunities to qualified students with various disabilities.
We provide comprehensive services in a manner that promotes respect and self-advocacy. In addition, we comply with university policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 with its amendments of 2008.
If you are a student needing to request accommodations, please register with us. We can discuss your disability-related requests for aids and services.
In light of the shift to virtual learning for Spring and Summer 2020, approved accommodations for students with disabilities will still be delivered. There may need to be some modifications to those accommodation to make them appropriate for online study. Students or faculty with specific questions or concerns should feel free to contact Disability Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org 805-493-3464. All efforts will be made to ensure a timely transition for any necessary modifications. Decisions for modifications will be made on a case-by-case basis. We appreciate your understanding.
DSS is still available for appointments, but these will all be held via phone or an online platform like Zoom. Any pre-existing appointments will be automatically switched to phone meetings, and all requests for meetings moving forward will be held over the phone or an online platform. This will be the plan through the end of Fall 2020 semester in compliance with University’s strategies and may extend past this period.
The DSS Office will be closed or have adjusted hours on the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2020: CLOSED for Independence Day
*No exams will be proctored.
Priority Registration for Fall 2020 occurring on: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am
*Please note, you must have activated and been approved for Spring Semester 2020 to receive priority registration.
Requests and approval for housing accommodations are asked to adhere to the below submission dates in order to assure availability. However, if the request and approval for accommodation is made after the below dates, California Lutheran University cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s accommodation needs during the first semester or term of occupancy.
If you need to request to use your extended test time accommodation, please contact your professor right away to discuss your needs. Only the professor has access to set up extended test time in a BlackBoard exam etc. Students are responsible to speak to their faculty about requesting use of their testing accommodations for their final exam. A Testing Request should not be submitted to DSS unless there are testing accommodations a student needs beyond extended test time.
DSS Housing Accommodations Deadlines
Deadline for new incoming Cal Lutheran students:
Fall 2020 Semester: June 1, 2020
Deadline for returning Cal Lutheran students:
Fall 2020 Semester: February 26, 2020
Meal Plan deadline for all residential students:
The second Friday of the traditional undergraduate semester in which the change is needed.
Contact DSS for details on how to request housing accommodations.
Where do I begin?
You will need to register with our office before you can receive any accommodations.
I'm registered, now what?
Once you've registered, you'll need to activate your services and accommodations..
The Books in Alternative Format Request form and other important forms are available online.