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Student Disability Services (SDS) continues to hold meetings virtually with in-person appointments available on a limited basis Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, call the office at 865-974-6087 or 865-622-6566 for individuals who are Deaf. Students may request an appointment via the Student Portal.

News and Announcements


Now Accepting 2021-2022 SDS Scholarship Applications

Student Disability Services (SDS) is accepting applications for two scholarships:

  • The Robert L. and Helen Johnson Scholarship: $1,000 award
  • The Student with a Visual Disability Scholarship: $1,500 award

For more information about the scholarships, submission guidelines, and application form, please visit the Scholarships page. Applications are due no later than February 5, 2021.


Apply to Serve on the SDS Student Advisory Board

We are excited to announce the creation of a Student Advisory Board in Student Disability Services (SDS). The board will serve as a critical partner in providing feedback on SDS procedures, policies, and engagement while representing a student body with diverse experiences. Details about the requirements, eligibility, and responsibilities are available on the Student Advisory Board page.


Fall 2020 Updates

Please review the Fall 2020 Updates page for more information on procedures and adjustments made in response to COVID-19.


Release of New Accommodation Management System

Student Disability Services is transitioning to a new data management system on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Accommodation letters issued prior to July 1 will be available via the link in the email confirmation. However, all requests submitted on July 1 or beyond will be available via the new system.

Faculty may sign up for training sessions via the New Accommodations Management System Registration Form