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Disability Support Services

Division of Student Affairs



Disability Support Services (DSS) supports the mission of Towson University by providing services that afford students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the educational environment.  DSS promotes a broad definition of diversity that appreciates disability as an integral part of the human experience.  The office collaborates with students, faculty and staff to create a welcoming campus that meets the needs of students with disabilities, fosters student independence, and recognizes students on the basis of their abilities rather than their disabilities.

The university offers many services to students with disabilities.  Eligibility for these services is determined individually by the DSS office based on documented need.  Students are encouraged to register with DSS as soon as possible after admission to the university to ensure timely provision of services.

ADA Legacy Bus Tour


The ADA Legacy Bus Tour is an exhibit that has traveled thousands of miles across the U.S. to raise awareness and build excitement for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015. Celebrate this landmark civil rights legislation with us!

Come experience:

  • A four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History;
  • Displays on The ADA Legacy Project and its effort to preserve disability history including a photo Exhibit by prize winning photographer Tom Olin;
  • The ADA quilt - add your signature to thousands of others who have participated in the Tour;
  • Displays on the history of the Road to Freedom Tour;

Disability Support Services
Administration Building, Room 232
7720 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2638
TDD: 410-704-4423
Fax: 410-704-4247


DSS 2015-2016

Student Handbook


Fall 2015 Laura Lamb Applications for the 2015-2016 Laura Lamb Scholarship are being accepted from February 1 to March 15, 2015.


Students Using Accommodations Have Higher GPAs

Disability Support Services recently conducted a study of its incoming freshman.  The study compared the difference in first semester GPAs between students who used accommodations and students who did not.  The difference was significant.  The average GPA of students using accommodations was a 3.05 (B grade), as compared to a 2.50 (C+ grade) of students not using accommodations. 







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