The Disability Programs and Resource Center

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Welcome to the Disability Programs and Resource Center

The DPRC collaborates with SF State's diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life - learning, working and living - are universally accessible. The DPRC provides the University with resources, education and direct services in order that people with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity.

Spring 2014 Hours

    February 3 through May 16, 2014

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:30am –4:30pm
    • Wednesday from 8:30am – 2:45pm

    Finals Week, May 19, 2013 through May 23, 2014

    • Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Dates and Deadlines For Scheduling Exams With The DPRC

For the spring 2014 semester, the Exam Accommodation Request (EAR) form is due two weeks prior to the test date for regular exams and quizzes. Proctoring hours for regular exams and quizzes are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule final exams, the Exam Accommodation Request (EAR) form is due by Wednesday April 23, 2014. Proctoring hours for final exams are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Read more about DPRC's test accommodation procedures and download the Ear Form

Student Opportunities

Grants for College Students in Health Crisis

The Orion Fund is currently accepting grant applications from college students with health conditions ranging from traumatic injuries to cancer and autoimmune diseases.  This year's grant can help cover unpaid medical costs as well as educational and living expenses. The application deadline is April 17, 2014.  The Grant application for College Students in Health Crisis can be downloaded from the Orion Fund website.


Accessible Kayaking Trip on Lake Merced

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, from 1:00–4:00 p.m., join in the fun of kayaking on beautiful Lake Merced, adjacent to the SF State campus, in a program designed especially for SF State students with disabilities. Visit the Accessible Kayaking Trip page for details and registration.


2014-2015 Cerebral Palsy Scholarships

The Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation is once again offering two scholarships: 1.) $2,500 for full or part-time students and 2.) $500 for audit/non-credit course work.  The application deadline is May 1, 2014.  View the Cerebral Palsy Scholarship for details.


2014-2015 Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The California State University's Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students is for $6,500 and will be awarded for the 2012-2015 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. Visit the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students page for details or to download the application packet.


2014-2015 Johnson/Kolb Scholarship for SF State Graduate Students with Disabilities

The DPRC's Philip Johnson/Cynthia Kolb Memorial Scholarship is available for the 2014-2015 academic year.  This annual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one enrolled or entering SF State graduate student with a disability who is a role model for other students with disabilities in pursuing their academic goals. The application deadline for this scholarship is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.Please visit the DPRC's Johnson/Kolb Memorial Scholarship page for more details or to download the application. 


Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students

Gallaudet University is offering up to four summer internship positions for Deaf or hard-of-hearing undergraduate students for Summer 2014. This year's interns will work on two innovative projects with faculty members from May, 2014 through August 1, 2014. The application process is now underway and will remain open until positions are filled.  Please read more about this dynamic internship opportunity at Gallaudet University


DISNEY Professional Internship Opportunities

Disney is seeking interns during the spring, providing them with an opportunity to add practical, real-world experience to their resume from a world-renowned entertainment company. Internships at Disney are offered in a wide range of areas and fields. Please read more about this exciting internship at Disney.


Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. has several paid and non-paid internship positions available this summer. Read more about internships at the Smithsonian National Museum.

New Scholarship Competition for College Students with Mobility Disabilities

JustWalkers,com has established a new nationally-based scholarship competition for college students with mobility disabilities.  The application deadline is June 30, 2014 for the $1,000 award.  To learn more about this new scholarship, please visit our dedicated Scholarship page


Employment Opportunity at the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability

The Mayor's Office on Disability (MOD) in San Francisco has an opening for the Public Service Aide position. MOD is seeking a highly organized, personable and competent individual with a passion for disability rights work for this position. For more information about the Public Service Aide position, please review the job posting on the San Francisco Human Resources Department's website.


A Person with a Disability Sought for a Seat Vacancy

The City and County of San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force is seeking a person with a disability with a demonstrated interest in citizen access and participation in local government to fill the current vacancy on the task force.  Download the San Francisco's Sunshine Ordinance Task Force vacancy application.


Study Abroad Through SF State

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at SF State offers study abroad programs in over 20 countries, in every academic discipline at SF State.  If you want to learn more about Study Abroad, come to one of OIP’s four informational meetings held each week.  To request disability accommodations, please contact Study Abroad at (415) 338-1293 or email at with your request at least seven days business days in advance.  


MaSquadCA P.A.C.E. CORE Leadership Program Internship

Fiona Ma's local government branch has started an internship program which helps disabled individuals work for government offices by way of videoconferencing.  Applications for internship positions are held year round and open. Please feel free to contact Raquel Santiago with any questions or concerns at For more information please download the MaSquadCA P.A.C.E. CORE Leadership Program Application.


Disabled Students Association (DSA)

DSA is open to all students with and without disabilities. View Disabled Students Association (DSA) for details.


Volunteer Opportunity at Independent Living Resource Center SF (ILRCSF)

ILRCSF is seeking an administrative support volunteer. View Volunteer at Independent Living Resource Center SF (ILRCSF) for details.


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