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Welcome to Penn State! 

The staff in the Student Disability Resources office look forward to working with you and helping students who want to:

  • Explore individualized reasonable accommodations for equal access and full participation in academic pursuits;
  • Seek interactions with peers or study space;
  • Connect with on- and off-campus resources; and
  • Promote disability as an important aspect of diversity.

Currently, students can choose either in-person or virtual appointments with our office staff.  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 for the first time;
  • Resolving any questions related to your academic accommodations;
  • Requesting new accommodations specific to your individual course or program needs; or
  • Seeking assistance navigating an academic problem or connecting to other campuses resources.

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

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship

Graduate student of short stature overcomes challenges in lab,life.

Doctoral candidate in chemical engineering aims to inspire those with disabilities to enter STEM fields. [ Read more information on this article. ]

Button art with text Shelby Reinish

Family of a former student, Shelby Reinish, (who passed away in 2014 related to her disability) have purchased a commemorative tree at the Arboretum at Penn State. [ Read more information on this article.]

Universal Design with Personas button art

To learn about the Universal Design application to learning, read the experience of these “Personas” of World Campus students.

Penn State Libraries Logo Lockup

University Libraries website location assists faculty and patrons to locate accessible book formats and videos with captioning

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) application is now available online

OVR Application Instructions


Study Tips

Video offering training on the Big Four Study Tips