Dear students,

During the COVID -19 epidemic, the Disabled Students Program Office will be closed to the public.

You can reach staff members via email (see the list at the bottom of this page). 

Students will still need to activate accommodations online, as they usually would.  Please log into our portal or follow the detailed instructions.

To arrange for an appointment with your Disability Specialist, please email them for availability and format (Zoom, phone call, etc.)

To the entering fall class of 2020,  please email DSP Director Gary White with any questions or concerns.

Click here for a list of services available through our program.

Until further notice, our hours of operation:

Monday – Friday- closed to walk-in traffic, arrange appointments by email. 

For general questions, please email DSP Help

About The Disabled Students Program

Each year temporarily and permanently disabled students attend classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They are attracted by the university's academic reputation, moderate weather conditions, and excellent physical accessibility offered here. The lay of the land is flat and free from environmental barriers and most physical structures are accessible. In addition, the UCSB campus provides excellent barrier free, modified, residential facilities to those students seeking to live on campus.

Providing academic accommodations to students with disabilities is a shared responsibility of the campus. Students with disabilities are responsible for ensuring that the Disabled Students Program (DSP) is aware of their disabilities and for providing DSP with appropriate documentation. DSP is located at 2120 Student Resource Building and serves as the campus liaison regarding issues and regulations related to students with disabilities. The DSP staff works in an advisory capacity with a variety of campus departments to ensure that equal access is provided to all disabled students.

Students with disabilities attending UCSB can be assured of receiving the same core support academic services offered throughout the University of California's System-wide chain of campuses.

Message from the Director

gary white director

Welcome to UCSB!

For new and returning students, you have made a great choice to enroll in one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the country. The focus of the Disabled Students Program (DSP)’s mission is to ensure full participation and equal access to all educational activities and classes at UCSB, and to facilitate student success for students with disabilities. [Link to Full Message from the Director...]

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Office Hours & Contact Information

Academic Year Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)*

Phone: 805.893.2668
FAX: 805.893.7127
Email: DSP.Help@sa.ucsb.edu

Disabled Students Program is conveniently located on the second floor of the Student Resource Building, in Room 2120. We are across from the Office of Student Life (OSL) and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

* Hours are limited during campus holidays

If any of the material on this website is not accessible to you, please email DSP.Help@sa.ucsb.edu and we will provide alternatives.