Overview of Disability Services
(* Click on Icon to the right to Download the Entire DSS Guide)
PLEASE NOTE: Services must be requested by the student and
supported by appropriate documentation.
If you are a CURRENT STUDENTS with a permanent or temporary disability, please visit the STUDENT INFORMATION tab above to learn how to request accommodations and to learn more about what services are offered.
If you are a PROSPECTIVE STUDENT thinking about applying to Rensselaer, we encourage you to contact us early to discuss your plans. Also, please feel free to download the DSS Student Guide above to learn more about the services provided at Rensselaer for students with disabilities and the documentation required. If you are coming to campus for a visit, feel free to contact our office to set up a time to meet while you are here to talk about services offered and have any of your questions answered. Finally, check out the STUDENT INFORMATION tab above to download additional forms that you might need when enrolling at Rensselaer and also to learn more about some of the more common accommodations given to students.
If you are a RPI EMPLOYEE with a disability, assistance can be arranged through Human Resources.
If you are a STAFF/FACULTY MEMBER and want to know how to assist a student or someone else you know with a disability, click on the FACULTY / STAFF tab above or contact the DSS office to discuss.
WHAT IS RENSSELAER'S NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY?
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute admits qualified students without regard to age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital status, or disability. In addition, Rensselaer assures students with disabilities of nondiscrimination and provides reasonable accommodations to ensure equal opportunity in its programs and services as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended in 2008 to be the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: 518-276-8197; Fax: 518-276-4839
Mailing Address: RPI, DOSO, Academy Hall, Suite 4226, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
Academy Hall (On the Corner of 15th Street and College
Avenue), 4th Floor, Suite 4226