On the CSUF campus, the Office of Disabled Student Services has been delegated the authority
to certify disabilities and to prescribe specific accommodations for students with documented
disabilities. DSS provides support services for students with mobility limitations, learning
disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, and other disabilities. Counselors are available
to help students plan a CSUF experience to meet their individual needs. Prior to receiving
this assistance, documentation from a qualified professional source must be submitted to
DSS. The CSU Office of the Chancellor provides the policy for verification of a disability
a professionally verified disability means a condition certified by a licensed physician,
psychologist, audiologist, speech pathologist, registered nurse, social worker, rehabilitation
counselor, physical therapist, corrective therapist, learning disability specialist, or
other appropriate professional.
The student shall either provide the verification documentation to the director, or sign
a release authorizing the campus to obtain necessary documentation from one of the above
mentioned professional persons or agencies. A student with a diagnosed learning disability
must provide testing/evaluation results that are dated no more than three years prior to
the date of request for learning disability services.
Any CSU student who has transferred and received services from a California community college
or UC campus in the last three years as a student with a disability may be eligible for
services from DSS.
DSS professional staff reviews the documentation from the referring agency and prescribes
individual disability-related accommodations and support services on the campus and in the