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disability services

Salem State is committed to providing appropriate services and accommodations that allow self-identified students with disabilities to access all resources, programs and activities at the university as stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

The goal of Disability Services is to function as a collaborative resource to faculty, staff and students at Salem State University in offering students access in order to maximize each student’s educational potential.

The office works with faculty, staff and students to ensure that appropriate academic accommodations are made which allow all students equal opportunity in the classroom and throughout campus.

For Students Seeking Accommodations

Please contact our office to make an appointment.  In order to provide a reasonable academic accommodation/auxiliary aid, the student must provide documentation of the disability to Disability Services.  The documentation must be current, provide a clear diagnosis by the appropriate medical professional and specify the functional limitations related to the disorder.

The student must meet with Disability Services each semester and academic accommodations are decided through an interactive process.  As each semester brings new courses students seeking accommodations would meet with Disability Services, at that point, a decision of appropriate academic accommodations is made specific to each course. 

Contact Us

To make an appointment to discuss any accommodations that you may require during orientation, student testing, living in the residence halls, or in the classroom please contact our office:

Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons, room G20
North Campus
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Phone: 978.542.6217
Video Phone: 978.910.0167
TTY: 978.542.7146
Fax: 978.542.2064

Mailing Address

Disability Services
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Lisa Bibeau, assistant dean
Joseph Kelleher, assistant director
Mary Gribbins, assistant director for interpreting services
Jennifer McDowell, alternative text specialist
Emily Bradley, staff assistant
Lauren Bass, administrative assistant II

Planning an Event 

For faculty or staff planning events at Salem State University, please include the following statement on all flyers and electronic communications.  

To request an accommodation for this event, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or email

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