Disability Services Office Staff
Disability Services Office
- Stratton Administration Center, Rm. 215 | PO Box 730 | Kutztown, PA 19530
- Phone: 610-683-4108 | Fax: 610-683-1520
- Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. through 4:30 P.M.
The Disability Services Office (DSO) is located in the Stratton Administration Building on Kutztown Road, next to Old Main (we are marked as Building 32 on our campus maps). Accessible entrances are located at the north and east sides of the building. The DSO is located on the second floor, in room 215, next to the elevator.
Parking on Kutztown University's campus has restrictions. However, Kutztown does offer places for visitors to park in the lot behind the Stratton Administration building (Lot F1).
Printable maps of the Kutztown University campus are also available with the accessible entrances and walkways marked.
The DSO facilitates equal access to the university experience for students, employees, and visitors to campus.
Kutztown University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its amendments (ADAAA) of 2008.
The DSO has three major overarching goals that guide the activities of the office:
1. Coordinate services and reasonable accommodations
The DSO ensures quality service in the delivery of reasonable and appropriate accommodations in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments (ADAAA).
2. Advocate for individuals with disabilities
The DSO serves as consultants to students, faculty, staff, and community entities to facilitate the implementation of accommodations and to ensure that policies, procedures, and campus facilities promote access and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. The DSO also provides enhanced services to students on the autism spectrum through the My Place Program.
3. Promote disability awareness
The DSO fosters a campus atmosphere that promotes respect, equity, and fairness for individuals with disabilities through (1) the provision of disability-related educational programs and resources, (2) the recognition of outstanding work of students with disabilities, as well as faculty and staff advocates, and (3) the participation in campus, community, and professional organizations dedicated to the rights and concerns of individuals with disabilities.