Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Students with disabilities have the right to timely, reasonable accommodations in order to provide them with the same opportunity for success as students who do not have disabilities. They have the right to: equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities at CalArts; reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids determined on an individual basis; appropriate confidentiality regarding their disability; and information reasonably available in accessible formats.

Students are responsible for: providing appropriate documentation of their disability; meeting with the Disability Specialist to request services each semester; maintaining the academic and institutional standards required of all CalArts students; attending all classes; contacting other agencies for services for which they may be eligible; and arranging for personal attendants, if needed, whether paid for by an agency or personally. 

It is important for students to recognize that not attending a class may result in the loss of a particular accommodation for that class. 



  • Contact us by email (dso@calarts.edu)
  • Location: F201H
  • Summer Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm. 

PLEASE NOTE: Disability Services is not open for drop-in or in-person meetings but we will be meeting via Zoom.