Mission & Vision


Disability Services will help to transform George Mason University into an inclusive and accessible university where programs, services, and environments are accessible by all people. We will do this by:

Promoting Equitable Access

for students with disabilities in all activities within the university experience

Fostering Partnerships

with students, faculty, and staff to create an accessible, diverse, and inclusive community

Increasing Inclusivity

within the University community for individuals who identify with the disability community


George Mason University is committed to non-discrimination of students with disabilities and strives to ensure that they have equitable access to higher education, programs, activities, and services in order for them to participate fully in the university. As a continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services.

Disability Services provides a variety of support services and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, as defined by the ADA and Section 504, which affords equal access to university programs and activities. Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive, learning, psychological, sustained head injuries, sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments.

As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at George Mason University, Disability Services staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.