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If you are a student with a disability, you are not alone at Miami. More than 800 students with a wide range of disabilities are registered for services through SDS.

Start the process of registering with Student Disability Services through Students Accessing Miami (SAM). SAM is the online case management system for Disability Services and the Rinella Learning Center. 

Access SAM

In SAM, you can: 

  • Apply for Accommodations
  • Request Accommodation Letters
  • Initiate Alternative Testing Contracts
  • Schedule a Test in Disability Services
  • Complete your accommodation process each semester

SAM will help you navigate the necessary steps to take in documenting a disability and preparing yourself to be successful at Miami University.

Note from the Director of SDS

Greetings from Student Disability Services (SDS)!

Andy ZeisslerI am excited to share that January 2017 marks the end of an era, and the beginning of a new journey, for SDS at Miami University when the office moves from the Campus Avenue Building into newly renovated space in the Shriver Center. This move is monumental for SDS as it will bring services and resources to the heart of campus, and allow for improved outreach to students, faculty, and staff.

SDS is excited, also, to be continuing our close relationship with the Rinella Learning Center, as both offices will share office suites, a conference room, and common areas in 304 Shriver. In our new space, the SDS staff have plans to implement trainings and information sessions on a variety of topics, provide students with a comfortable place to relax and learn about new technology, and partner with IT Services to provide an adaptive technology lab within the AccessMU Center which will open adjacent to our space in August 2017. Our staff will be showcasing the new space with open houses during the spring semester, and we have also been selected to host next year’s Ohio Association of Higher Education and Disability annual conference in October 2017!  

We wish everyone a smooth close to fall semester, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new space in January!

All best,

J. Andrew Zeisler, Director
Student Disability Services