About Us

About Us
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Our Mission

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is committed to assuring that students with disabilities receive equitable, effective, and meaningful access to all campus programs, resources, and services. SAS is responsible for ensuring academic and housing accommodations. We recognize the diversity of abilities as a source of excellence, enrichment, and strength for all members of the university community. SAS facilitates and supports student growth and development toward empowerment, self-advocacy, and personal responsibility. These skills enable students to make informed decisions towards meeting or exceeding the standards/expectations both at UNH and beyond. Additionally, we are a source of information and referral, a resource and collaborative partner for the campus community, and a point of support and advocacy regarding access issues in general.

Our Vision

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) seeks to create a welcoming, inclusive, universally accessible community where everyone is able to participate fully in the myriad aspects of the UNH experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate the important role of accommodations including why accommodations are relevant to their personal experience in higher education through their timely registration for and use of SAS services as well as through their interactions with faculty.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will be able to successfully register for, access, and, as needed, request new services and accommodations.

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will be able to successfully use technology and Assistive Technology to navigate their courses and other educational experiences.

Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will be able to utilize the Testing Center for exams that cannot be otherwise accommodated within their courses.

Student Learning Outcome 5: Students will be able to demonstrate the important role that self-advocacy and self-determination play in utilizing services offered by SAS, as well as engaging with faculty.

UNH Diversity Statement

The University of New Hampshire is committed to building and nurturing an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.  We also are committed to providing open and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees, and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities.  We venture to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding.  We believe diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are foundational values inextricably linked to achieving our core educational mission and embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves.  Here, you belong and all are welcome.