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

Summer Drop-In Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1pm-4pm

Wednesday, 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.

Fall 2017 Class

“Disability Management”

Counseling 699.01 (1 unit)

Mondays, 10:00am-10:50am

Burk Hall 134/135


Topics will include: Navigating University resources, difference between reasonable accommodations in K-12 and postsecondary education, adjustment to disability, self-advocacy and assertiveness, time management and organization, study skills, making social connections and interpersonal issues, stress awareness and coping strategies.

Registration requires permission of instructor. Please contact Wendy Tobias at wendytob@sfsu.edu for information. Limit 10 students. Priority will be for first-time freshman students.

Autism Spectrum Group (Education, Career, and Social Support)

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, 12-1pm (starting 9/18/17) 

What:   Bring a Lunch (Optional)


For more information, contact:

Lavette Spencer, Disability Specialist

lavetteb@sfsu.edu, (415) 338-3452


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

Need a Job this Fall? Apply for a Student Assistant Job at DPRC!

  • Proctors (Academic Assistants)
  • Testing Assistants
  • Front Desk Assistants
  • Campus Shuttle Drivers
  • Accessible Media Assistants

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

Go to GatorJOBS for more information and to apply!

2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year. Visit the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students page for details or to download the application packet.

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: