Student Disability Services

University of Mississippi

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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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