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As one of 14 departments in the Division of Student Life, the Miller Center for Student Disability Services (SDS) coordinates accommodations, auxiliary aids, support services and resources for over 2500 students on Miami's Oxford and Regional campuses. SDS supports Miami’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and promotes student access to an equitable college experience. Services are coordinated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

We serve a diverse group of students including those with physical, vision, hearing, psychiatric, medical, neurological, learning, and cognitive disabilities, as well as autism spectrum and ADHD. We also coordinate temporary accommodations for students who experience significant injury or illness.

To receive services, students should:

  • Self-disclose disability and apply for services.
  • Provide verifying documentation.
  • Meet with access coordinator to determine accommodation plans.
  • Submit accommodation requests according to university procedure and self-advocate regarding needs.

Affiliate with SDS

In addition to providing student support services, SDS supports faculty in providing student accommodations. Faculty have access to an online portal to manage student accommodations. We also provide faculty training and education opportunities related to accessibility and teaching students with disabilities.

SDS embraces the social model of disability and each member of our team is passionate about advancing equity, accessibility and inclusion. We look forward to working with you as a partner in these efforts.

Meet Our Staff

Karen Yates Headshot

Karen Yates, M.A. (she/her)

Regional Campuses (Hamilton and Middletown)

Coordinator of Disability Services

Meet Our Donors

Scott and Susan Miller

In 2018, the Millers (Miami Class of 1961) established an endowment to Miami University to create the J. Scott and Susan MacDonald Miller Center for Student Disability Services so that students have the support they need in pursuing their Miami degree. Scott and Susan are proud to have their name associated with such an important center on campus.

"The generous gift from the Millers to Miami will leave a legacy for generations of current and future Redhawks," said J. Andrew Zeisler, former director of the center. "The gift supports our institutional mission of inclusive excellence while enhancing our ongoing cultural engagement of students with disabilities at Miami." 

Portrait of Scott and Susan Miller

Contact Your Campus

Oxford Campus

304 Shriver Center
701 East Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513-529-1541
7-1-1 (Ohio Relay)
Fax: 513-529-8595

Hamilton Campus

130 Rentschler Hall
1601 University Boulevard
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: 513-785-3211
7-1-1 (Ohio Relay)
Fax: 513-785-3127

Middletown Campus

14 Johnston Hall
4200 North University Boulevard
Middletown, OH 45042
Phone: 513-727-3431
7-1-1 (Ohio Relay)
Fax: 513-727-4201

Aerial View of the Oxford Campus
Contact Us

The Miller Center for Student Disability Services

304 Shriver Center
701 E. Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056