SASS embraces disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and our campus community. Equal access is at the forefront of our commitment to social justice and inclusion.
SASS is dedicated to improving the learning experience for all students by ensuring that classes and all campus activities and programing are universally accessible and equitable. We are a campus-wide resource that provides education and direct support to students, faculty, and staff on accessibility efforts. We believe that when a learning environment is intentionally designed, everyone achieves more, learns more, and is more equitably represented.
Students with a verified disability are eligible to receive accommodations. Students are required to submit medical documentation that establishes the nature of a disability and/or health condition and describes its impact on the student in the educational environment.
SASS recognizes that not all students have access to medical documentation. Please do not let this deter you from reaching out. Accommodations are granted on a case-by-case basis and may be provided provisionally while documentation is pending. Please connect with SASS to schedule a meeting to discuss your needs and concerns.
In addition to facilitating physical access and academic accommodations such as additional time to complete exams and assignments, Mills is excited to offer new accessible technology and auxiliary aid support to qualified students. These supports include text-to-speech and speech-to-text software, digital audio recording, and screen magnification.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss accommodations and accessibility, please follow the steps listed below:
If you think that your accommodations need to be updated, please contact SASS and submit updated documentation.
Any student who has questions about accommodations or who is dissatisfied with the kind of accommodations received, or how those accommodations are delivered, is responsible for contacting Student Access and Support Services as soon as possible to have the situation reviewed.
Any student who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability should contact the Coordinator of the Grievance Process for information about grievance procedures. The current coordinator is Cassie Eskridge, associate dean of students, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 510.430.3241.
Download the Student Guide to Concerns, Complaints, and Grievances (PDF).