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Accessibility Resources

SDSU Accessibility Resources 

Accessible Parking

Accessibility parking stalls are provided in designated areas for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Anyone utilizing an accessible parking stall must display a state-issued disability placard/license plate and have at least a valid SDSU Economy Commuter permit associated with their vehicle, or a current visitor permit/hangtag.

A state issued accessibility placard is still required in situations regarding short-term or temporary mobility disability or injury. Individuals will not be granted special parking accommodations without a valid state issued accessibility placard. Each state is different on how to obtain a state-issued disability placard so please consult with your physician for more information. South Dakota Residents needing more information should visit the South Dakota Department of Revenue's Disability Parking Page.

Accessible Parking Map

Digital Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guide

Disability Services Resources
Event Planning Accessibility Considerations

Public Event Accessibility Resource Guide 

Accommodation statement template as found in University Policy 5:14 for advertisements for non-instructional University events: "Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend this event, please contact Sarah Lesnar at or call at 605-688-4128 regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven (7) working days in advance."

If you have questions regarding accommodations for an event, please contact the ADA Coordinator by phone 605-688-4128 or email

Housing Accommodations 

Housing and Residential Life strives to accommodate all student needs in collaboration with the Office of Disability Services. Several residence halls have ADA accessible rooms, including Jackrabbit Village, Caldwell Hall, and Meadows.

If you are a student in University Housing with a disability and wish to pursue permission to bring an emotional support animal into university housing, please begin this process by contacting Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks with the Office of Disability Services at or 605-688-4504.

SDSU & SDBOR Policies

South Dakota State University

All SDSU Policies and Procedures  

South Dakota Board of Regents 

Reporting an Accessibility Concern

Examples: area needing snow removal or salt, physical barrier, automatic door opener not functioning, missing or unclear signage, etc.

Option 1: Complete the “Report a Concern for Non-Emergencies” Form

Option 2: Email the Office of Human Resources via email or phone at 605-688-4128

Option 3: Contact Facilities & Services via email or phone at 605-688-4136 

  • It may be more helpful to contact Facilities & Services directly in situations such as an automatic door opener not functioning, a locked door preventing access, physical barriers blocking an entrance, snow covered area, etc.; however, the other options provided will also result in the concern being addressed. 

Option 4 (for web accessibility): Contact Web Support via email or phone at 605-688-6161.

Requesting Accommodations (Employees, Students and Visitors)

Employee Request: SDSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure that employees and applicants for employment with qualifying disabilities are afforded seamless access to employment opportunities. The Office of Human Resources works with employees and applicants for employment to organize reasonable accommodations. The office also partners with employees and departments in the interactive process of setting up accommodations.

If you have general questions about the accommodations process, contact the Office of Human Resources at 605-688-4128 or the SDSU ADA Coordinator at 605-688-5585. If you would like to formally begin the process of receiving accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources directly.

Student Request: Students with disabilities who would like to receive classroom and other accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services. The Office of Disability Services is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities so they can succeed in their education and university experience. The office works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to help create accessible learning environments and create an inclusive university experience for students to engage in all that SDSU has to offer.

Visitor Request: The ADA Coordinator collaborates with other University departments to ensure access for guests and visitors with disabilities at all programs, activities, events, and services. Guests or visitors who are in need of an accommodation to participate in a program, activity, event, or service should first contact the event sponsor, organization, or department as early as possible in advance of the event to allow enough time to arrange the accommodations requested.

Visitors may also contact the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access at 605-688-5585 for additional assistance or guidance.

Reasonable Accommodations

Off-Campus Resources