Overview

California State University, Sacramento is committed to assisting students with disabilities in attaining their educational and vocational goals. Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) is a department in the Division of Academic Affairs reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. SSWD offers a variety of resources, personnel and programs to assist students with disabilities. Students have the responsibility of making known their educational needs and any particular problems they may anticipate. SSWD welcomes any suggestions for improvement of services that will better assist students. Feel free to drop by and make suggestions or send us an e-mail at sswd@csus.edu. SSWD, open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, is located in Lassen Hall, Room 1008, (916) 278-6955 and for the hearing impaired only, (TDD) (916) 278-7239. Evening appointments must be prearranged if normal hours present an undue hardship.

The SSWD Office recognizes the following disabling conditions which may impede the educational process and necessitate support service(s) or programs. 

  1. Visual Limitation: Blindness or partial sight.
  2. Communication Disability: Limitation in the processes of speech and/or hearing.
  3. Deaf: Required use of oral or sign language interpreter.
  4. Mobility Limitation: Limitation in locomotive or motor functions. Included in this category would be persons suffering from asthma, cardiovascular problems, or who do not have motor function necessary to lift or carry items (e.g., books)
  5. Learning Disabilities: A generic term that refers to the heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities. These disorders occur in persons of average to very superior intelligence and are presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction. Even though a learning disability may exist concomitantly with other handicapping conditions (e.g., sensory impairment) or environmental influences (e.g., cultural/language differences) it is not the direct result of those conditions or influences.
  6. Other Functional Limitations: Any other dysfunction of a body part or process which does not fall within the categories listed above.
  7. Temporary Disabilities.

Students with disabilities who need support service(s) must submit an application and the appropriate medical or professional documentation. Please see the Support Services for Students section and the Application Process and Forms.

A map of the Sac State campus showing the location of Lassen Hall (home of Services to Students with Disabilities) can be found on the online Interactive Campus Map. For an alternate format, please contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities.

Please inform SSWD at sswd@csus.edu if you encounter any problems accessing the SSWD web site.