Center for Students with Disabilities


The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) coordinates DePaul University’s provision of accommodations and other services to students with disabilities pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. CSD regularly works with students diagnosed with a range of disabilities such as learning disabilities, AD/HD, medical conditions, chronic illness, mental health disorders, and physical/visual disabilities, amongst others. Student success is at the core of the CSD’s mission and fits integrally with DePaul University as a diverse learning community. 

Students are encouraged to enroll with CSD to receive accommodations and additional support services. CSD students are enrolled in all Colleges and Schools at DePaul, and may be full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or graduate level students. Some accommodations and services may include extended time on exams, assistance with note-taking, adaptive equipment, real-time captioning, classroom accommodations, advocacy, and assistive technologies amongst other support services.

CSD enrollment procedures require appropriate documentation of a student’s disability and other identified information, as well as a personal meeting with CSD staff.

CSD is also a resource for faculty and staff who may have questions about accommodating, or otherwise working with, students with disabilities.

CSD has two full-service office locations:

  • Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center 370, 773/325-1677
  • Loop Campus, Lewis Center 1420, 312/362-8002

For more information, please view the Center for Students with Disabilities website or contact staff at

As a result of participating in Center for Students with Disabilities programs and services, students will be able to:

  • Develop competencies in effective communication, critical thinking, technological prowess, and wellness skills to foster academic and personal success at DePaul and afterwards.
  • Develop self-awareness and understanding of personal strengths and challenges to become effective self-advocates and assume their individual responsibilities in actively pursuing their roles in the academic community.
  • Accept aspects of disability culture and diversity.
  • Effectively manage personal and learning challenges to successfully interact in academic, professional, and social environments and as future contributing members of society.
  • Demonstrate connections of acquired knowledge to other knowledge, ideas and experiences and relate knowledge to daily life.