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 Office Closure

The DSS office will be closed on the following days/times.

  • Tuesday, May 24, from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, May 30, ALL DAY
  • Tuesday, May 31, ALL DAY

Fall 2022 Priority Registration – Begins July 6, 2022

Remember to meet with a DSS counselor to plan your fall courses. Schedule an appointment now through your Charger Access Student Portal or call the DSS office at (714) 484-7104.

Inclusive Technology Trainings and Workshops

Summer, June 8 to July 27

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.

First Steps Program — Summer 2022 — June 28 through July 7
DSS is currently accepting student applications to its summer bridge program, First Steps. Current high school seniors with disabilities are eligible to apply and participate. For more information and to access the First Steps application, please call (714) 484-7104 or email asanchez@cypresscollege.edu or ibaek@cypresscollege.edu.

DSS Student Meet-Up Group (Virtual)
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.


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.

Virtual Health Care

DSS students have free, unlimited, 24/7 access to doctors, therapists, and on-demand crisis counseling. Sign up for the Virtual Care Group to access physical or mental health care.

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

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

In-Person Hours:
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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