Our Mission

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is a unit in the Dean of Students Office at ISU that supports students with disabilities.  We determine eligibility, coordinate reasonable accommodations, and provide related support services that promote equitable access to education and university life.  SAS holds that equity, social justice, and diversity are essential to creating/maintaining an environment of equal access and opportunity for all. We also believe that ability/disability is a naturally occurring aspect of the diversity of life and that it is an integral part of the Iowa State University campus community and our society as a whole. 

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Providing information and assistance regarding reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.
  • Partnering actively with teaching faculty, staff, the Dean of Students Office, and the University community to create environments that are accessible, usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. 
  • Promoting awareness and equal access through training, partnerships, innovative programs, outreach, education, and coordination of reasonable accommodations.
  • Serving as a point-of-contact for any individual interested in learning about eligibility for services and reasonable accommodations at Iowa State University.  
  • Supporting individuals with disabilites to become responsible decision-makers and self-advocates in charge of their own education and future.