Campus Support Services and
General resources

  • Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) – Aquia Building, Room 238 | ati.gmu.edu | ati@gmu.edu | 703-993-4329. Assistive technology assessments, training, and support services for individuals with disabilities.
  • University Career Services – Student Union Building I (SUB I), 3400 | careers.gmu.edu/ | careers@gmu.edu | 703-993- 2370. A centralized career center that takes an industry-focused approach to serving our students and employers.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) –  Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), Room 3129 | caps.gmu.edu/ | 703-993-2380. Individual and group counseling, workshops, and community education programs designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.
  • Disability Services (DS) – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), 2500 | ds.gmu.edu | ods@gmu.edu 703.993.2474. Promotes equal access for students with disabilities, fosters partnerships, and empowers students.
  • Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), 2400 | odime.gmu.edu | 703.993.2700. Leads Mason in creating and sustaining inclusive learning environments where all members of the Mason community are welcomed, valued, and supported.
  • Learning Services – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), 3129 | learningservices.gmu.edu | 703-993-2999. Experience-based learning opportunities through which students explore a wide range of academic concerns.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Resources (LGBTQ) – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), Room 2200 | lgbtq.gmu.edu/ | 703.993.2702 Promotes the academic success, health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and their allies.
  • Office of Military Services – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), 1510 | admissions.gmu.edu/military/ | 703.993.1316 Assists veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in making a successful transition into the Mason community.
  • Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS)– Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), 4300 | oips.gmu.edu | 703.993.2970. Educates, celebrates, and serves Mason community, including international and domestic students, faculty and exchange visitors, by helping them reach their highest academic and personal goals.
  • Strengths Assessment – Take the Strengths Assessment here.
  • Student Health Services – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), 2300 | shs.gmu.edu | 703.993.2831. Provides high quality health care, counseling, health education, and prevention services to George Mason University students.
  • Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) – Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), Room 3200 | ssac.gmu.edu | 703-993-3686. Offers educational programming, one-on-one consultations, and resources in the areas of interpersonal violence, personal wellness, and alcohol and drug use.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – http://www.ada.gov/. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed July 26, 1990, is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. This piece of legislation ensures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
  • Disability Etiquette – Disability Etiquette (PDF). A guide that provides tips on interacting with people with disabilities published by the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association.
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) –  www.ahead.org. A professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
  • Cerebral Palsy Group – Information about transitioning into adulthood: https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/support/child-maturity-and-growth/ . Information about cerebral palsy and college: https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/support/life-as-a-college-student-with-cerebral-palsy/.
  • Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) –  http://www.washington.edu/doit/. DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/postsec.html. List of websites to help faculty, administrators, and staff create accessible environments, programs, and resources for students with disabilities and help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college
  • HEATH Resource Center – http://www.heath.gwu.edu/. Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
  • Office for Civil Rightswww.ed.gov/ocr. Serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
  • Mobility International USA – http://www.miusa.org. Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally.® MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.
  • Lonely Planet Accessible Travel Phrasebook (Free eBook) – https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/products/accessible-travel-phrasebook-ebook-1. From Lonely Planet – “All travelers will get more out of their trip by being able to speak a few words of the local language, but for people with a disability it’s often vital to be able to explain your particular needs. Since standard phrasebooks are unlikely to contain the language you need to talk about needs around disability we’ve gathered together some disability-specific words and phrases and translated them into as many different languages as we practically could. Although things are slowly changing for the better, there are still plenty of barriers to travel for people with a disability – language doesn’t have to be yet another.”
  • The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC) – http://ttlc.org. The Treatment and Learning Centers is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1950 in Rockville, MD, USA that annually serves nearly 2000 children and adults with a wide range of special needs. Our mission is to improve the lives and expand possibilities for individuals with disabilities through offering a family of services within one organization.  TLC serves families from Montgomery County, Howard County, Frederick, Washington DC, and northern Virginia.

 

Disability-Specific Resources