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Student Disability Services


Register with SDS
if you are looking for disability accommodations.

Newly admitted Cornell students! Please see
our FAQ (pdf).

Cornell University is committed to equality of educational opportunity for all students. Student Disability Services (SDS) is the designated office at Cornell that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of accommodations for students.

SDS facilitates services and accommodations so that Cornell students with disabilities enjoy the same exceptional opportunities as their peers with the greatest degree of independence possible.

SDS is responsible for:

  • Establishing and disseminating criteria for disability services;
  • Determining eligibility for disability services through review of documentation and assessment of individual student need;
  • Facilitating academic and environmental accommodations and services;
  • Educating the campus community about disability issues.

Our office is moving!

Starting August 2017, look
for us on level 5 of the new Cornell Health building (110 Ho Plaza).

SDS Diversity Statement

The staff of Student Disability Services strives to create and sustain a welcoming, accessible, and supportive environment. We believe that diversity strengthens our institution and envision a community free of bigotry, expressions of hatred or prejudice, and behaviors that infringe upon the freedom and respect that every individual deserves. We are committed to expanding our understanding of the complex issues surrounding identity in order to advance the notion "Any person ... any study."

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