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Disability Services Program

The DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Accommodations afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.

Mortensen Scholarship

Deadline: September 22, 2014

Two (2) $2,850 scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 academic year. Preference will be given to students enrolled full time in the Daniels College of Business who are from Colorado or Wyoming


  • Have a documented disability/medical issue – not required to be registered with Disability Services, but proof of disability will be needed
  • Undergraduate; Full-time (12 or more credits)
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated financial need

Completed application and questions can be directed to Brenden Goetz.


What is Considered a Disability?

A disability is a condition that substantially limits "major life activity," such as walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning. ADA laws protect:

  1. Physical disabilities
  2. Psychological disabilities
  3. Health-related disabilities
  4. Learning disabilities
  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

How We Help

DSP provides a range of accommodations, including, but not limited to: 

  1. Test accommodations (examples: extended time, minimal distraction)
  2. Alternate format texts & materials
  3. Course substitutions
  4. Classroom changes
  5. Early registration
  6. Note takers
  7. Sign language/oral interpreters
  8. Referrals to other services and programs

FYI:  DSP serves more than 700 DU students in all programs, from first year students to graduate and law students, and even some who are working on PhDs.