Who We Are

Student Disability Services (SDS) provides academic and/or environmental accommodations and services for qualified students with disabilities. 

Student Disability Services:

  • Establishes and disseminates criteria for disability services
  • Meets with students to discuss access needs
  • Receives and stores confidential disability documentation to support a student’s eligibility for disability services and accommodations
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff regarding essential course and/or program requirements and appropriate reasonable accommodations
  • Is a leader of diversity efforts on campus that promote disability equity and inclusion

Student Disability Services is a Cornell Health program within Student and Campus Life. Information shared with SDS is confidential. Your health care records with Cornell Health are NOT shared with SDS staff, and vice versa (unless you sign a release for specific records to be sent).

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to providing a welcoming and affirming environment for all students. We recognize that historical power and privilege have marginalized and oppressed individuals from various identities and backgrounds, contributing to health difficulties and limiting access to health care and support services.

We are committed to:

  • providing an environment in which people who have experienced marginalization can be heard and seen. 
  • reducing barriers and supporting students’ health and well-being through resource allocation and advocacy for policy change.  
  • enhancing our own cultural consciousness and humility through staff training, participation in social justice events, and intentional engagement in difficult dialogues. 

We believe that diversity strengthens our institution. We 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."