Disability Support Services

Division of Student Services

Disability Support Services works with students with disabilities who seek academic, housing, or other accommodations for disability-related needs. Our process is designed to ensure that students have an opportunity to engage in an individualized and interactive process with Reed staff to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. 

Disability-related accommodations
Resources and support
Schedule an appointment with DSS

Disability-Related Accommodations

All students are welcome to meet with a Disability Support Services staff member to discuss potential accommodation needs. Examples of disability-related accommodations for students include: 

  • testing accommodations, such as extended time or a reduced-distraction testing environment
  • in-class accommodations, such as note taking services, recorded lectures, or priority seating
  • alternative format materials, such as access to texts in a digital, audio, or Braille format
  • coordination of communication services, such as interpreters, readers, and scribes
  • mobility-based accommodations, such as classroom re-assignment
  • housing accommodations, such as a single occupancy room or wheelchair-accessible unit
  • any other accommodation that is needed to ensure equal access to Reed programs and services

This list is not comprehensive. Reed College takes a highly individualized approach to providing accommodations. For information on how to request one of these or other accommodations, please visit our Accommodations Process page.

Resources and Support

In addition to guiding students through the accommodations process, Disability Support Services offers support to students with disabilities in the following areas:

  • referrals to campus and community resources
  • guidance and support in communicating with faculty and other departments around accommodation needs
  • coaching support for study skills and time management/organization strategies

Schedule an Appointment with DSS

Students seeking accommodations, or anyone with questions about disability support services for students at Reed, are welcome to contact us to request information or schedule an appointment using our online booking system. Our office is located in the Dorothy Johansen House, by the East Parking Lot. 

Current students:

If you are a student seeking accommodations at Reed we encourage you to schedule an appointment. If you are not sure whether DSS is an appropriate resource for you, you are welcome to meet with us to learn more about the accommodations process, how to obtain disability documentation, and other resources that may be available to you with or without accommodations.

Have a timely need, or can't find an appointment time? If you are unable to find an appointment time that fits your schedule, or you have an accommodation that requires coordination prior to your scheduled appointment, please email us directly at disability-services@reed.edu so we can assist you.

General inquiries:

Prospective students, family members, and anyone with general questions about disability services at Reed may schedule a phone or in-person appointment. Please note that scheduling priority is given to current students requesting accommodations; we appreciate your flexibility if we encounter a scheduling conflict.


Reed College Notice of Nondscrimination: Reed College does not discriminate on the basis of protected classes including race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, status as a parent, family relationship, or on the basis of any other category protected by law. Reed does not consider any of the above attributes in administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, housing policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs. In its policies and actions, Reed will comply with its obligations under state and federal law including Title VI and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Oregon Revised Statutes, the Clery Act of 1990 and its amendments and any other applicable law.

Contact Disability Support Services


Phone: 503/517-7921
Fax: 503/517-5532
Office: Dorothy Johansen House

Theresa Lowrie
Dorothy Johansen House

Jess Gibson
Assistant Director
Dorothy Johansen House