Disability Support Services

Policies & Procedures

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Registering with DSS

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides academic and physical accessibility to students who have disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Students with disabilities who request accommodations need to register with Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to initiate the request for services.  Students are encouraged to request accommodations at least four weeks before the beginning of classes. Students can make an appointment to meet with the DSS Director on the University Campus (406-657-2283 tty/vp) or the DSS Coordinator at City College (406-247-3029 tty/vp).

  • Accommodations will be determined based upon the documentation of the disability and the student's self-report during an intake interview with the Director or the Coordinator. 

  • After accommodations have been established, students with disabilities will be issued an identification card verifying that they are registered with Disability Support Services and listing the accommodations for which they qualify.

  • It is in the best interest of students requiring classroom accommodations to notify the instructors before the semester begins so that if there are any problems there is time to negotiate a resolution. Students may request help from DSS to facilitate this process.

  • Students who are experiencing unresolved problems receiving appropriate accommodations should contact the Director of Disability Support Services.


Registering as an online student


Students taking online classes who are unable to register in person can request accommodations by contacting DSS before the class begins. The meeting with the Director can be conducted by telephone.  Appropriate documentation of disability will be reviewed by the Director or Coordinator. Accommodations will be determined based upon the students’ self report and appropriate documentation of the disability.