The Disabled Students' Program Today
The Disabled Students' Program employs thirty staff members and serves approximately 1,700 students, up from more than 360 in 1985-86. Currently, DSP serves approximately 6% of the UC Berkeley student population.
DSP is under the umbrella of the Equity and Inclusion division, as disability is a part of the diversity fabric. While the primary focus and mission of DSP is to serve documented disabled students, DSP staff also work closely with faculty, as well as administrators and staff to build a more accessible learning environment. The DSP staff outreach benefits not only DSP students, but also other students who could benefit, but may not have self-identified need for accommodations such as wounded warriors, who may not even be aware of their disability rights.