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Welcome to Penn State! 

The staff in the Student Disability Resources office look forward to working with you and cultivating your interest in:

  • Exploring individualized reasonable accommodations for equal access and full participation in your academic pursuits;
  • Seeking peer interactions or study space;
  • Connecting with on- and off-campus resources; and
  • Promoting disability as an important aspect of diversity.

During the spring 2021 semester, our office will provide remote services and hold all student appointments via phone or Zoom.  Despite not holding face-to-face meetings at this time, our team is still here to support you!  Please call us at 814-863-1807 to schedule an appointment as needed or email with any questions. A few reasons students may choose to schedule an appointment include:

  • Using Student Disability Resources services for the first time;
  • Resolving any questions related to your academic accommodations;
  • Requesting new accommodations specific to the online learning environment or hybrid course delivery method; or
  • Seeking assistance navigating an academic problem or connecting to other campus resources.

Some students, faculty, and instructors may be familiar with Student Disability Resources’ Exam Center located in the Boucke Building.  Please note that during the fall 2020 semester, our Exam Center is operating at a significantly reduced capacity following COVID-19 restrictions and must prioritize requests to arrange a quiet testing location with proctor for in-person exams/quizzes.  Currently, priority will be given to students requiring paper-based exams or use of a scribe.  Please contact our Exam Coordinator at with any questions.

Again, we look forward to serving our students and partnering with faculty and instructors this upcoming academic year!  

Mental Health Crisis / Need for Immediate Support:

Crisis Service Lines (24/7) - Text "LIONS" to 741741 or call (877) 229-6400
CAPS (Monday-FRiday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
(814) 863-0395
Penn State Police - (814) 863-1111 or 911 


Monday through Friday from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm


Directions to Student Disability Resources

Non-University Park campuses

Each Penn State campus has a disability services office available to assist you.

The same accommodations are offered at all campuses although their implementation may vary slightly between campuses.

At Penn State, we are committed to providing a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities to ensure equal access, full participation and reasonable accommodations for their academic pursuits.

Student Disability Resources is responsible for coordinating support services, reasonable academic accommodations, and promoting disability awareness in the university community.

The Student Disability Resources team is committed and ready to assist students with disabilities to reach their academic goals.

SDR News


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