Disability Support Services (DSS)




Mission Statement

Disability Support Services (DSS) values the diversity of students with disabilities at Cypress College and is committed to providing equitable access to classes, programs, services, and activities. Using a comprehensive approach, we promote success and facilitate learning by collaborating with students to develop accommodation plans that meet their individual needs and respect their life experiences and abilities. We work in partnership with faculty and staff to design inclusive learning environments and opportunities while championing student independence and self-advocacy. We strive to impact positive change in the Cypress College and surrounding communities.


DSS Eligibility

Students with verifiable disabilities that affect the learning environment are eligible and encouraged to apply to Disability Support Services. Students must provide documentation of a disability such as a medical report, psychological report, or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).


Charger Access Portal


Announcements

DSS Tutoring (remote) — Math and English
Starting 10/25/22, tutors are available to current DSS students on Tuesdays (English) and Fridays (math). Visit DSS Student Resources and scroll to “Academic Support (DSS Tutoring)” for the details and Zoom links.

Donuts with DSS!

Join the DSS team in CCCPLX-100 for donuts and conversation every first and third Monday from 9–10 a.m.

  • Monday, November 21; 9–10 a.m.
  • Monday, December 5; 9–10 a.m.

Request Your Accommodation Letters for Summer and/or Fall

Remember to request your accommodation letters after you enroll in your summer and/or fall courses. Use your Charger Access Student Portal to request your accommodations.

DSS (ARISE) Student Virtual Meet-Up
During fall and spring semesters
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (except on holidays and final exam week)
Join Zoom

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Per the NOCCCD Board of Trustees, all employees and students must be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file in order to take on-site classes. For more information and to upload your vaccination status, visit the Cypress College vaccine mandate web page.

Charger Lift
Need a lift? Campus Safety provides free on-campus transportation for students with permanent or temporary physical disabilities. Call Campus Safety for a ride at (714) 484-7387.

Spring 2023 Priority Registration – Begins November 14, 2022 
DSS Counselors will be available for drop-ins on Monday, November 14 to help students choose spring classes and answer questions. 

In-Person Drop-Ins  10 a.m.–12 p.m.; 2 – 3 p.m.DSS Office CCCPLX-100 
Virtual Drop-Ins  9–11:30 a.m.; 1 – 2 p.m.  Join Zoom 

If you prefer to meet with a counselor at a specific time, schedule an appointment now using your Charger Access Student Portal


Student Health and Wellness Resources

Charger Assessment Team (ChAT)

Are you concerned about your well-being or that of another Cypress College student?

If you know someone in distress and in need of assistance with anxiety, depression, food/housing insecurity, or overall mental health, submit a referral to ChAT. Click on “Concerning Behavior” and complete the referral form.

Cypress College Health Center

The Health Center provides physical and mental health services and offers an array of health resources. Visit the Health Center or call (714) 484-7361 to access services or for more information.

Mental Health Resources

Crisis hotline, Local Hotlines, National Hotlines, and Mental Health Low-Cost Counseling

If you are struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988.

In a life-threatening emergency or urgent need for assistance, call 911 or Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387.


DSS Voter Registration

Under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1992, DSS is an agency-based registration site. DSS provides students with voter registration applications and the opportunity to become registered voters. Register to vote now.


College Complex Building with plants

Location

Cypress College Complex, 1st Floor

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7104
F: (714) 484-6045
Video Phone: (657) 777-4208
E: DSS-students@cypresscollege.edu
Online: Virtual Chat  

Hours

Fall and Spring
In-Person Hours:
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Virtual Hours:
Monday–Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer
In-Person and Virtual Hours:
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
CLOSED Fridays