Student Disability Services (SDS) provides academic and/or environmental accommodations and services for qualified students with disabilities. Federal disability law defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Examples of disabilities include: ADHD, learning disabilities, medical and mental health conditions, vision and hearing disabilities, and a traumatic brain injury. Major life activities include: breathing, caring for oneself, hearing, learning, performing manual tasks, seeing, speaking, walking, and working.
Who We Serve
We support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses and Executive MBA programs. We provide guidance to faculty and staff about the accessibility in courses, programs, and services. Currently over 1,300 Cornell students are registered with SDS with a broad range of disabilities.
Who We Are
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.
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."