Student Disability Services

About Student Disability Services

The Student Disability Services (SDS) at the University of Iowa strives to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiative. Our staff aspires the UI be a learning facility where students are unhampered in their academic pursuits by disadvantages associated with their particular disability.

Our staff members work with students, faculty, and other university resources to coordinate accommodations for entitled students under federal legislation. In doing so we affirm the worth of each individual and the spirit of diversity inherent in an inclusive university.

In our professional interactions we strive to provide clear, timely information in order to be supportive of our students as they pursue their education. We encourage self-advocacy for students and will assist faculty in meeting the needs of all UI students.

Our Mission

Assure access through reasonable accommodations to qualified students who currently demonstrate a condition producing significant functional limitations in one or more major life activities.

Visit the Student Disability Services Website

301 Burge Hall 
Iowa CityIA 52245


Key Statistics


Number of students who used SDS services.


Percentage of students who utilized Student Disability Services with ADHD.


Percentage of students who utilized Student Disability Services with a learning disability.