The Disability Programs and Resource Center (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.
Where to find us
Please note, this contact information has changed temporarily due to the campus response to COVID-19.
Effective June 1, 2020, our virtual reception room will be answered during the following times: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays between 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. (PST), and Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m — 12 p.m. Drop-in hours will also only be offered during these times. As a reminder, our Front Desk phone number is checked regularly for Voicemails and we can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to speak to someone directly during our drop-in hours, please contact our office through our virtual reception room. Alternatively, you can call (669) 900-6833 and enter meeting ID # 415-338-2472 and password 82472. Please note there is a waiting room enabled to protect the confidentiality of callers and the nature of your call.
Students and employees can also schedule phone or Zoom (video conference) appointments during this period of remote instruction. To schedule or reschedule an appointment, please contact our Front Desk, through our virtual reception room, email email@example.com, or contact your Disability Specialist or the Employee Accommodations program directly. Visit our DPRC staff page for staff directory.
Phone: (415) 338-2472
Video Phone: (415) 335-7210 (for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers)
Fax: (415) 338-1041
Office Hours: M — F, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue,
Student Services Building Room 110,
San Francisco, CA 94132
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Brief History of the DPRC
The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) was originally established as the Disabled Student Service Center (DSSC) as a full-time office on Oct. 20, 1975. Members of the Disabled Students Union played a central role in making it happen, with the assistance of the Student Affairs Office at the time. The Center was originally intended to serve students with physical and perceptual disabilities and to assist other units of the university to provide services that result in equivalent educational opportunities. The grand total of students registered with the Center for services during that first year (1975 - 1976) was 299.
The center was originally funded by an Innovation and Expansion grant from the State Department of Rehabilitation. The grant was a 90-10 percent matching grant refundable up to three years with the university’s share increasing 10 percent each year. Paid staff included a full-time coordinator position and a half-time clerical position. Volunteer student help was a regular part of the center’s program during that first year. Volunteers provided a wide variety of services to students with disabilities as well as helping to staff the center when the coordinator and clerical assistant had other commitments.
In 1995, the DSSC (which was commonly referred to as the DSS) was renamed the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to better reflect the services provided. In 2001, the office expanded to oversee services to students with disabilities and services for SF State employees with disabilities. This new and larger organization was renamed the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC).
Where we are now
Today, the DPRC is funded in whole by the University’s general operating budget. The staffing has expanded to meet the needs of the campus and includes 21 professional staff positions, many hourly employees (e.g. sign language interpreters), and part-time student staff. The staff work in partnership with people with disabilities and the campus at large to ensure full and equal access to university programs and facilities.
In addition to providing reasonable accommodations for students and employees, we work to promote universal access through physical, programmatic and technological compliance in full partnership with our campus colleagues and local partners.
ADA/504 Compliance Officer contact
SF State's ADA/504 Compliance Officer is Eugene R. Chelberg, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. He may be reached at (415) 338-2916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.