About SAS

Smith Hall at Dusk
Smith Hall at Dusk

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at UNH

Formerly Disability Services for Students, the office serves a growing number of students with documented disabilities entering higher education. These students come from Continuing Education, Thompson School, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Ph.D. programs. SAS ensures reasonable academic accommodations and works to ensure equal access to all UNH students with a documented disability. 

We invite you to connect with us to learn first-hand about the variety of services available to students with disabilities.

The name change reflects the vision of the office toward inclusion of all students in the UNH community.


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.


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.

SAS Professional Staff:

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Director:  Scott Lapinski

Disability Specialist: Janice Carlson

Assistive Technology Specialist: Maureen Bourbeau

Administrative Assistant: Mindee Poland

Testing Coordinator: Richard Mathiasen

SAS Student Staff:

SAS employs students to support academic accommodations provided by the office. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm


SAS Reception 
201 Smith Hall (Second Floor)
3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is located in Smith Hall, at the central intersection of the UNH campus - Main Street and Garrison Avenue. The reception area is shared with the Center for Academic Resources Office (CFAR) and is located in Room 201.

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Phone: (603) 862-2607
Fax:  (603) 862-4043
(Relay NH):  7-1-1 or 800-735-2694 
E-mail:  SAS.office@unh.edu

The University of New Hampshire is committed to providing appropriate accommodations and services to students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office, Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer (V. 603-862-2930 TTY 603-862-1527) with questions about compliance or discrimination, or to file a complaint. 

 ADA Compliance at UNH; Affirmative Actions and Equity Office website