Disability and Resource Services

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is committed to providing equal opportunities in higher education to academically qualified students with disabilities. Students with disabilities will be integrated as completely as possible into the University experience. Disability Resources and Services (DRS) shares with you, the student, the responsibility for creating equal access toward achievement of your academic goals.

Titusville adheres to the Policies and Procedures established by the University. Students with disabilities or requiring special housing or testing accommodations should register with the DRS (Disability Resources Services) representative, Ms. Sommer Elliott-Disque, Director of Counseling and Student Development, at (814) 827-4465 or by email.

How to Get Started

Once admitted to the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville follow these steps to register with DRS.

  1. Submit documentation of your disability. You may deliver it in person to 218 Student Union, fax it to (814) 827-4450 or mail it to the DRS Office at
    University of Pittsburgh
    Disability Resources and Services
    504 East Walnut Street
    Titusville, PA 16354

    *Note: If you submitted disability documentation as part of your application for admission to the University of Pittsburgh, please check to make sure Disability Resources and Services has received a copy for your file.
  2. Set up an appointment with the disability counselor for an initial review of documentation. At this meeting, you will be able to discuss your documentation, needs and educational goals. The disability counselor determines, in consultation with you, appropriate academic accommodations.
  3. Meet regularly with the disability counselor to review the effectiveness of services received, to update information or to discuss changes in service.

Policies Related to Students with Disabilities

Documentation Guidelines

Students seeking services from Disability Resources and Services on the basis of a disability are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Protection under these civil rights statutes is based upon documentation of a current disability that substantially limits a major life function.

When the documentation is received at DRS and reviewed, a staff member works with the individual to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. DRS creates a Notification of Disability Memo to inform instructors of the recommended accommodations. It is the student's responsibility to deliver a Notification Memo to each instructor and to discuss the implications of these accommodations on the fulfillment of course requirements.

Criteria for the source, scope and content of the documentation differs by disability. Refer to the Guidelines for Disabilities section for the specifics on several types of disability. Read more about the difference between high school and college.