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The DSS office collaborates with HNU’s community to ensure campus life is accessible to all.

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Disability Support Services (DSS)
Guided by the Sisters of the Holy Names’ core values

Our mission

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office collaborates with HNU’s diverse community to ensure that all aspects of student campus life are universally accessible. Guided by the Sisters of the Holy Names’ core values of dedication to justice, commitment to liberating action, and full development of the human person, we seek to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment.

Accessible classrooms and more

Academic accommodations

Accommodations may include extended time or reduced-distraction testing, note-taking, alternative media, and course substitutions.

Contact Us
Disability Support Services

Rebecca Whitney

Brennan 51
Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
(510) 436-1394

Rebecca Whitney
Meet Disability Support Services Coordinator

Rebecca Whitney

I work closely with each of our students with disabilities to eliminate barriers so that all students have equal access to HNU’s many educational opportunities. If you are a student with a disability, whether related to your Veteran status or otherwise, I am here as a resource to you. Together, we will determine the appropriate accommodations and monitor their implementation. Contact me at any point in your HNU career to discuss your disability-related questions.