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

Fall Drop-In Hours

Monday, August 21 through Tuesday August 29

DPRC will hold drop-in appointments only between 9am and 4pm.  We look forward to seeing you, however, there may be a wait.  Unfortunately, we cannot hold your space in line unless you are present.  

Wednesday August 30th and beyond:

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.

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, 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

Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP)

Are you looking ahead to apply for summer or permanent jobs for 2018? 

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Eligible students must:
- have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority
- be a United States citizen
- be enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis OR have graduated with a degree in April 2016, or more recently.

Registration opens on August 28th at www.wrp.gov

If you are interested in learning more about the WRP, please contact: Alan Fisk at afisk@sfsu.edu

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: