Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS) at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. We work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Susan McMenamin, Director of Disability Support Services (DSS) will be leaving GW at the end of January after 16 years. During her time here at GW, Susan has been the primary point of contact for administrators, faculty, students, and their families regarding reasonable accommodation and accessibility. Susan brought a strong and diverse background to her work, serving as an advocate for both student needs and the preservation of academic standards. In her day to day work, she strived to integrate diagnostics, universal design, and social justice principles to ensure equal access for students with disabilities across the university.
A national search for a new Director will commence immediately. Effective February 1, 2020, Alisa Major, current Associate Director at DSS, will serve as Interim Director. Know that DSS will continue to oversee the provision of accommodations and other services to GW students and faculty through this transition.