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ADA Disability Resources

The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to diversity and a campus culture of inclusion that is necessary for a rich learning environment and essential in preparing students to work, live and contribute to an increasingly complex society.

As part of this effort, UTSA is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and continually improving the accessibility of our campus, programs and activities.

To discuss accommodations for any of our courses, please contact the Extended Education office at (210) 458-2411.


The University of Texas at San Antonio strives to provide a campus environment that is fully compliant with applicable laws and regulations, meets the ever changing demands of the academic and research communities, and fosters excellence in learning and discovery, while providing full access for all.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in all buildings on campus and may accompany an individual to any class, meeting or event on or off campus, if the activity pertains to the curriculum.

  • A service animal is defined as "any dog [or miniature horse] that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability."

  • Service animals are not required to wear any distinctive symbols, harnesses or collars. In addition, the law does not dictate the breed or size of dog that may be utilized.

  • Students are not required to register with Student Disability Services or otherwise obtain permission to be accompanied by a service animal on campus or in the classroom.

  • If it is apparent that an animal is a service animal, university staff and faculty should not ask the individual any questions about the animal's status. If it is unclear if the animal is a service animal, university staff or faculty can ask the individual only two questions:

    • Is the animal required because of a disability?

    • What task or service has the service animal been trained to perform?

If the individual answers that the animal is required because of a disability and has been trained to perform at least one task, the animal is a service animal and no other questions may be asked. Individuals should never be asked about their disabilities, nor should they be asked to provide any license, certification or identification card for the service animal.

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