Welcome to the Disability Programs and Resource Center

The DPRC collaborates with SF State's diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life - learning, working and living - are universally accessible. The DPRC provides the University with resources, education and direct services in order that people with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Drop-In Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 1pm-4pm

Wednesday, Thursday 9am-12 noon

Please note: Drop-In hours are for quick questions that generally last 10-20 minutes per student. Availability for intakes during drop-in hours is limited because Intake appointments can take up to 45-50 minutes. Students are encouraged to schedule their initial Intake appointment with a Disability Specialist by calling (415) 338-2472.

Final Exams Deadline

The deadline to submit E.A.R. Forms to the DPRC for test accommodations for final exams during the week of Wednesday, May 17th to Wednesday, May 24th is:

Friday April 14th

Please note the E.A.R. Forms submitted after April 14th may require rescheduling an exam with the instructor’s approval.

Autism Spectrum Group

The Disability Programs and Resource Center offers the Autism Spectrum Group (ASG) which provides activities and support for students on the Autism Spectrum. ASG prides itself on enhancing the experiences of its members as well as developing academic and life success by fostering community and campus involvement. The group offers connecting with peers, tips on managing stress, exploration of special interests, and effective communication & tools for success.

Where: Burk Hall 160, S.F. State University
When: Every Monday, 12pm-1pm (starting 2/13/17)
What: Bring a Lunch (Optional)

For more information, contact:
Lavette Spencer, Disability Specialist
lavetteb@sfsu.edu, (415) 338-3452

ATC Hours for Spring 2017

The Accessible Technology Commons (ATC) hours of operation for Spring 2017 are:

Day Hours
Monday - Thursday 8am to 2am
Friday 8am to 10pm
Saturday 12pm to 10pm
Sunday 12pm to 2am

For holiday hours and exceptions, please see the Library's holidays and exceptions website

Tactile Maps Available

Registered students or employees may call the reception desk if you are interested in using the newly updated campus tactile map. Orientation and mobility training is advised. 


Student Opportunities

Student Assistant Employement at DPRC

Need a job for Summer 2017? The following positions are available:

  • Office/Desk Assistants
  • Accessible Media Assistants
  • IT Help Desk Assistant
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Exam Proctors

To view position information and to apply, please visit the GatorJOBs website and look for the DPRC job listings.

Work Study positions may be available. Applicants must be an SF State student and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0.

Paid Summer Jobs at Longmore Institute on Disability

The Longmore Institute on Disability is seeking one lead student assistant and two interns for an extraordinary project aimed at increasing diversity in the tech industry for people with disabilities! The Students for Access project is looking to hire two interns and one lead student assistant to advocate for getting disability on the radar of Silicon Valley companies and tech journalists. These incredible paid positions provide a unique professional development opportunity that will prepare you for meaningful employment post-graduation.

Positions (available June 1 – August 30, 2017):

- 2 students: Paid internship, 50 hours a semester (3-5 hrs/wk) $500 honorarium upon completion.

- One student position (graduate student preferred) who helps oversee the project, $15/hr for average of 10 hours a week for 15 weeks

Send cover letter and resume to Emily Beitiks at pklinst@sfsu.edu. Position open until filled.

Philip Johnson and Cynthia Kolb Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will award students with a disability who have been accepted into a graduate or professional degree program. Applications will be available starting February 22, 2017.

Visit the Philip Johnson and Cynthia Kolb Memorial Scholarship Students page for details and to download the application.

Interested in Studying Abroad?

If you are interested in learning about SF State Studying Abroad and how to get started, attend a Study Abroad Information Meeting. Meetings are held year-round in the Office of International Programs, VCS-Building C.  If you still have questions after attending a meeting, then meet with a Study Abroad Advisor.

One of our students is currently studying abroad in Australia and wanted us to share her experiences:




2016-2017 Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The California State University's Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students is for $10,000 and will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Visit the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students page for details or to download the application packet.