Services for Students with Disabilities mission is to support, service, and empower Loyola University Chicago students with disabilities. SSWD is committed to providing support for students with disabilities through innovative services, programs, and partnerships. SSWD leads the campus community in its commitments to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to embrace access as a matter of social justice, and to design more welcoming and inclusive environments. If individuals encounter academic, physical, technology, or other barriers on campus, SSWD staff is available to help implement reasonable accommodations or partner to find good solutions.
The goals and objectives of SSWD is to:
- Create inclusive physical, academic, and social environments by engaging and supporting the campus community in an effort to reduce barriers for students with disabilities.
- Improve the recruitment, transition, retention and graduation of students with disabilities.
- Ensure the effective delivery of reasonable academic and Residence Life accommodations.
- Partner with faculty and staff to provide opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and staff interaction, as they relate to students with disabilities.
Following in the steps of Loyola’s Jesuit mission, SSWD is committed to serving all students no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or disability. Confidentiality is extremely important in all matters pertaining to students with disabilities. We work closely with campus partners, students, families, and the Chicago community to create a safe environment for students to succeed academically and personally.