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:

8:00am to 5:00pm phones open

8:30 am to 5:00 pm office open

Fall Drop-In Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 1pm-4pm

Wednesday and 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.

During finals week (December 13-19) drop-in will be available for urgent matters between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm

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, Lead 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

Accepting Applications NOW for Summer 2018 Paid Internship

The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is representing a prestigious national organization in a search to identify an outstanding college student for a 2018 summer paid Internship.

Who is eligible? Presently enrolled Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior students

What are the qualifications? The position  is tailored for a blind or visually impaired individual.  The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership qualities and be on a career track.  Although an interest in Finance would be a plus, it is not a requirement. 

Where is the Internship? San Francisco, CA

What is the Deadline for Applications? The organization has extended their deadline in order to accommodate an individual from the blind/visually impaired community.  At present, there is not a hard deadline.  We encourage interested individuals to contact us immediately

Whom do I contact? Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Kate Williams, Manager, Employment Immersion Program, kwillilams@lighthouse-sf.org

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: