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

8:30am to 5:00pm office open

Spring Drop-In Hours

January 22-26 we will be holding drop-in hours from 9am-4pm

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 50 minutes. Students are encouraged to schedule their initial Intake appointment with a Disability Specialist by calling (415) 338-2472.

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

Paid Internship for The Longmore Institute

The Longmore Institute on Disability is seeking students with disabilities to serve as judges for Superfest 2018, an international disability film festival. Clocking in an impressive 31 year run, Superfest is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing films made by disabled filmmakers for audiences with disabilities and their friends, families, and allies.

This opportunity is a paid internship position ($500 stipend) with a weekly commitment of three to four hours of movie screening with your fellow student judges in the Spring semester of 2018.

On top of getting paid, this is your chance to shape the conversation around disability representation in media. Every year Superfest premieres innovative and provocative films that challenge the tired stereotypes of disability plaguing our culture. As a student with a disability, your experiences are not just a prerequisite, they’re also an asset to the judging process.

Contact Emily Beitiks at beitiks@sfsu.edu if interested immediately. Jury will begin meeting at the end of January.


Runway 2018: Seeking Models with Disabilities for Spring 2018

If interested please contact:

Maisoon Alghethy maisoon@sfsu.edu or Connie Ulasewicz cbu@sfsu.edu

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: