Disability Services for Students (DSS)

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Disability Services for Students is part of the Dean of Students Office. We assist Rensselaer students with disabilities in gaining equal access to academic programs, extracurricular activities, and physical facilities on campus. DSS offers information and resources based on individual needs to ensure that students are provided accommodations to access a college education at Rensselaer. Our office provides administrative support and advocacy for all students seeking accommodations that provide the necessary documentation required and register with our office .

For more information on how to register with the DSS office, please see "For Students".

PLEASE NOTE: All services must be requested by the student and supported by adequate documentation.

Office Contact Information:


   DSS Phone: 518-276-8197| Fax: 518-276-4839

   DOSO Main Line:  518-276-6266 | Email: dss@rpi.edu

   Mailing Address: RPI Disability Services for Students, 110 8th Street, Academy Hall Suite 4226, Troy, NY, 12180

   Physical Address:  Academy Hall (on the corner of 15th Street and College Avenue), 4th Floor, Suite 4226

What is Rensselaer’s Non-Discrimination 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).

Disability Services for Students, Voice or TTY: (518) 276-8197, Fax: (518) 276-4839