Student Disability Services

University of Mississippi
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Nothing About Us Without Us

The Student Panel, one of the most popular events during Disability History Month, is a venue for students with various disabilities to talk about how they overcome obstacles on a day-to-day basis.

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Informative Presentation

During the month of April which is Disability History Month, one of the most popular events presented by SDS is the Student Panel.

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Wheelchair Tennis Fun

Ashley, an SDS Graduate Assistant eyes up the tennis ball to serve an ace during Disability History Month.

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More Wheelchair Tennis Fun

Faith, an SDS Graduate Assistant uses some body language to hit the tennis ball during Disability History Month.

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Wheelchair Tennis Time

Wheelchair tennis is one activity that is presented by SDS during Disability History Month.

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Disability History Month Seminar

Jonathan Mooney, an award winning writer, entrepreneur, activist, and advocate tells his life story about living with dyslexia and ADD.

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2019 Staff Access Award Recipient

Dr. Macey Edmonson is selected by students with disabilities to be the recipient of this years Staff Access Award.

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2019 Faculty Access Award Recipient

Mr. Alan Arrivee, a faculty member, is the recipient of this years Faculty Access Award. This award is given to those who go above and beyond to advocate for students with disabilities.

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Get Down, Get Down!

The ASL Flash Mob gets the rhythm and signs to songs of today during the finale of Disability History Month.

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ASL Students Sign To A Song

American Sign Language students take part in the UM Hand Band finale during Disability History Month.

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Picture shows Student Disability Services Logo Highlighting Access, Equity, and Inclusion.
VISION: Student Disability Services embraces an educational community that celebrates and values the uniqueness and diversity of each student.

MISSION: In the spirit of equity, and in collaboration with the larger campus community, Student Disability Services leads the university in its commitments to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to embrace access as a matter of social justice, and to design more welcoming and inclusive environments.

CORE VALUES: As a department, and as individuals, we are committed to following the below Core Values as the foundation of our philosophical and decision-making processes:

  • We recognize disability as a dimension of human variation and consider it to be an interaction between the person and the artificially-created barriers to physical, educational, economic, social, and policy environments.
  • We support university standards and integrity by valuing high expectations for all students, including those with disabilities.
  • We value civility, respect and integrity in accordance with The University of Mississippi Creed.
  • We pursue the eradication of stigma and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of each person.
  • We believe in the ability of students to succeed and thrive and consider it our responsibility to support and encourage their personal growth and autonomy.
  • We strive for outstanding customer service by providing courteous, responsive, and personalized support that values and respects the needs of those we serve.
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