Disability & Access Center


MTSU's Disabled Student Services department offers a wide variety of services to students with disabilities, including testing accommodations, providing access to the latest in adaptive computer technologies, and acting as a liaison to University departments.

The Disabled Student Services office is located in Room 120 of the Keathley University Center (KUC). Click here for campus maps. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our staff is available to answer questions during these hours and may be reached by calling 615-898-2783. You may also email our office at dssemail@mtsu.edu .

DSS assists the University in creating an accessible community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in their educational experience at MTSU.

MTSU provides a comprehensive Disabled Student Services program that seeks to meet the needs of students with disabilities by providing appropriate accommodations that create an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at the university, equal access to programs and activities, and compliance with state and federal laws to assure that students with disabilities are not discriminated against.

Disability information is strictly confidential and is not released without the consent of the student.

Two laws govern the rights of persons with disabilities: Section 504 of the Rehabiliation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended, 2008). They prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities and require reasonable accommodations for those that request them.

The Disabled Student Services office provides a wide range of accommodations to students with disabilities at MTSU, including the following:

  • In class note takers

  • Tape recording of lectures

  • Classroom material in alternate format

  • Text books in alternate format

  • Use of sign language interpreters or captioning services

  • Adaptive technologies including, but not limited to, screen readers, screen magnifiers, text-to-speech applications, speech-to-text services, tactile graphics, enlarged print materials, etc.

  • Testing accommodations including, but not limited to, extended test time, reduced distraction environments, readers, scribes, and adaptive testing technology