Disability Student Services

Disability Student Services (DSS) assists Rensselaer students with disabilities in gaining equal access to academic programs, extracurricular activities, and physical facilities on campus. It serves as Rensselaer's designated office that refers students to off-campus centers for evaluation when needed, obtains and files disability-related documentation, assesses for eligibility of services, and determines reasonable accommodations in consultation with students.

In addition, DSS offers information and resources based on individual needs to ensure that students are provided academic adjustments to allow for equal access to a college education at Rensselaer. DSS also provides administrative support and advocacy for all students seeking academic adjustments who register and provide the required documentation. 

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

Contact Information

Claire Mahoney
Director, Disability Student Services
Email: mahonc6@rpi.edu
Phone: (518) 276-8197
Fax: (518) 276-6421

Academy Hall, Suite 4226

Those needing immediate assistance with a mobility-related campus access issue after business hours should call the Rensselaer Public Safety Non-Emergency number at: (518) 276-6656

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