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Services for Students with Disabilities

Campus & Community Resources

Student walking from library

The office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and many campus and community resources are designed for student success and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. More information is provided below on campus and community resources, please contact the SSD office by email at or by phone at 559-278-2811 for more information.

Student Support Resources

  • The Fresno State Library: The library is a center for study, learning, and scholarship at Fresno State. Visit their website at or call at 559-278-2174
  • Learning Center: The Learning Center offers free peer tutoring to students in a variety of subjects, SupportNet Advising, and Supplemental Instruction. Located in the Fresno State Library, Lower Basement Level. For more information, call 559-278-3052 or check online at 
  • Academic Success Coaching: SupportNet is an early alert referral program to which faculty and staff can refer students who need academic or personal assistance. Students are encouraged to meet with a SupportNet advisor who will provide the appropriate academic assistance and university resources. Located in the Fresno State Library, Collection Level.  For more information, call 559-278-8370 or visit the website at 
  • Writing Center: The Writing Center offers free help with planning, researching, and referencing for class papers and projects. Located in the Education Building, Room 184 or by phone 559-278-0334 or visit
  • Student Support Services Program (SSSP): serves first generation, low income, and disabled students. It provides academic support services to help participants remain in college and reach graduation goals. Located in Lab School, room 9. Call 559-278-5725 or visit
  • Veterans Services: A student may obtain information and assistance regarding certification of benefits, V.A. Work Study, advance pay, tuition assistance, Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program, and processing of tutorial assistance paperwork. Located at University Center, Room 101 or call 559-278-6036. For more information visit
  • Project Rebound: Provides reentry services to students who are criminal justice system impacted and on an academic pathway to success. Please contact us for a full list of services provided. Located in Social Science, Room 129A. Call 559-278-2313 or visit at
  • Dream Success Center:  Fresno State's Dream Success Center is a place completely dedicated to serving our AB540/Dream students. Located in Thomas Bldg. room 105, call 559-278-4768, or visit
  • Renaissance Scholars Program: is the academic retention program supporting incoming freshman, transfer, and continuing undergraduate students who experienced foster care, unaccompanied homeless youth and other independent youth certified by the Financial Aid Office. Renaissance Scholars Program creates a warm environment where students belong and can thrive! Located in Joyal Administration Bldg. rm 224. Call 559-278-1787 or visit
  • Cross Cultural and Gender Center: Provides services to enhance the understanding and welcoming of all and celebrates cultural heritage and diversity in the university community. Located in Thomas Building, Room 110A. Call 559-278-4435 or visit them at

  • Student Health and Counseling Center: The Counseling Center offers free counseling to help with any issues that may interfere with your academic success. Located in the Student Health Center, 5044 N. Barton (Shaw/Barton). Call 559-278-2734 or visit
  • Health Center: Provides students with outpatient medical care, pharmacy and x-ray services. Located in the Student Health and Counseling Center. Call 559-278-2734 or visit
  • Project HOPE: provide individualized support to students who are in crisis or experiencing challenges impacting their education. Our mission is to ensure that students' basic needs are met so they can focus on achieving their personal and professional goals. Call 559-278-2734 or visit
  • Food Security – Amendola Family Student Cupboard: The Food Security Project has several initiatives to help meet the needs of students experiencing food insecurity. The Student Cupboard provides current Fresno State students, with access to free healthy food and hygiene items. Located in the Grosse Industrial Technology Building, Room 144. Call 559-278-6621 or visit 
  • Student Recreation Center: Our mission is to provide quality recreational opportunities, experiences, and facilities for the university community. Current Fresno State Students use this facility free of charge. Please contact them at for more information.

  • Financial Aid Office: This assistance may come in a variety of forms such as grants, scholarships, work study and loan programs. Located in the North Lobby of the Joyal Building, they are in charge of assisting current and prospective students in the process of applying and receiving financial assistance available from federal, state and institutional sources. Contact them at 559-278-2182 or visit them at 
  • Scholarship Office: Awards over a thousand donor-sponsored scholarships every year that range from $100 to almost $35000. Scholarship applications are available from October 1 through the end of February each year at Visit them in Joyal Building, North Lobby or call 559-278-2182. 
  • Good Samaritan Grant: Good Samaritan is available to assist current Fresno State students who experience a momentous occurrence, ranging from extreme misfortune to a personal tragedy that negatively impacts, or has the potential to negatively impact their success as a student at Fresno State. More information can be found at the following link: 
  • Emergency Loan: The purpose of the emergency Short-Term Loan Program is to assist students with unanticipated educational expenses. 

  • Career Development Center: The Career Development Center provides free help for choosing a career, preparing for graduation and finding a job. They are located in theUSU, room 106. Call 559-278-2381 or visit them at 
  • The Division of Research of Graduate Studies: The Division of Research and Graduate Studies helps students prepare for and enter master’s and doctoral studies at Fresno State. If you’re thinking about graduate school, ask your major advisor, or visit the Division of Graduate Studies office for programs offered. Located in the Thomas Building, Room 130. You can find more information by calling 559-278-2448 or visiting their website 
  • Clothing Closet: The clothing closet provides a way for students to access free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. The clothing closet is located in USU, Room 106 or can be contacted at 559-278-2381. 

  • University Advising Center: Provides help with selecting classes, understanding General Education, degree requirements, academic policies and regulations, and choosing a major. We are the major advising center for our undeclared/undecided students. If a student is interested in exploring other majors, we are here to assist them as well. Located in Joyal Administration, Room 224. Call 559-278-1787 or visit 
  • College Advising Centers: There is a College Advising Center for every major. They will assist with educational planning, advising holds, General Education and academic policies and regulations. Please visit

  • Associated Students, Inc.: Recognized student body government organization at Fresno State. Through ASI, students can participate in the governance of Fresno State, foster awareness of student opinions on campus issues, assist in the protection of student rights, and take advantage of programs and services that meet your needs as students. Located in the University Student Union, Room 317. Call 559-278-2656 or visit 
  • The Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL): Promotes the value of community service to students, faculty, and staff. CESL represents the university in activities that establish service-oriented partnerships with other educational institutions and the community we serve. Contact them at 559-278-7079 or on the web at Located at Thomas Building, Room 107. 
  • The Study Abroad Program: This program provides opportunities for Fresno State students and faculty to learn about and participate in international activities both on campus and abroad. The office also helps students and faculty to find information on international travel scholarships, degree programs and funding for faculty engagement. Located in Family Food Science, Room 119, call 559-278-6452 or visit their website at 
  • Intramural/Recreation: Designed to serve the social, recreational, and physical fitness needs of Fresno State students. Any Fresno State student with their ID card, who has a desire to have fun, meet people, exercise, compete and better themselves, may participate. Call 559-278-0780 or visit  
  • Fresno State Athletics: The Fresno State Athletics department offers a wide array of Division I sport teams that play throughout the year! There is something for everyone, and students get in free to all events (except football). You can find schedules and more information at 
  • Greek Life: Greek Life combines a variety of opportunities in leadership, social events and educational programs, and can be a home away from home. Your experiences in the Greek community will help you build life-long skills and give you the academic support to be successful in college and beyond. Find out more at 

Fresno Area Express (FAX): Call 559-621-7433 or visit

Handy Ride Services: 1330 E. El Dorado Street Fresno, CA 93706 
Phone: (559) 443-5662  Fax: (559) 489-0571  TTY: (559) 443-5662 Website:

V-Line: provides affordable, convenient and easy to use shuttle services between Visalia and Fresno six times per day, seven days per week, with trips leavings Visalia as early as 4am. Call 1-877-404-6473 or visit

Equipment Loans on campus (Laptop/Tablets/Hot Spots):

Fresno State's Software Store (Buy Adobe products, SPSS, Anti-Virus, etc. at low cost):

Free Beneficial Software:

  • Workability IV (On-campus career assistance for those with disabilities - Must be a Fresno State student and registered with DOR):
  • Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) - California employment and independent living for people with disabilities:
  • Resources for Independence Central Valley: is a hub for independent living services, and disability resources to residents of Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare counties. Call 559-221-2330 or visit:
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center (DHHSC) -5340 N. Fresno Street Fresno, CA 93710 Phone: (559) 225-3323 non-profit organization in Central California dedicated to serving Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf Blind, and Late Deafened individuals and their families.
  • Valley Center for the Blind (VCB)-3417 W. Shaw Ave.Fresno, CA Phone: (559) 222-4447   non-profit organization in the Central Valley pursuing outstanding training and necessary education for persons who are blind and visually impaired.

For more information, please visit SSD’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or contact the SSD office by email at or by phone at 559-278-2811 for more information.