Office of Special Services

The Office of Special Services at University of the Southwest is directed by Dr. Mary Harris. This office exists to assist students who have documented disabilities as they pursue their educational goals.

To be eligible for services, students MUST disclose their disability to appropriate faculty and staff at University of the Southwest and provide the appropriate documentation to Dr. Mary Harris (Mabee Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 144).

Students may contact Dr. Harris at 575-492-2162, 575-392-6564, or 800-530-4400 to make an appointment. If students do not have the required documentation of disabilities but believe they may have undiagnosed disabilities, they may contact Dr. Harris to discuss testing options.

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Forms for Special Services:


Release of Information Form
Student Intake-Interview Form
Diagnostic Evaluations and Progress Report Form

Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.”  Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:

     - Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
     - A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution’s disability services
     - Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
     - Job resources for students with disabilities
     - Additional helpful resources



      Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
      http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/