Disability Services (Ross Center)

Welcome to the Ross Center Website

This website provides information about disability and academic access at UMass Boston. We encourage you to contact the staff at the Ross Center if you have questions or would like more information, or just to learn about what we do.  We are available to have a conversation with you in the office, on the phone, or through email. We look forward to meeting you! 

Our Mission 

The mission of the Ross Center is to serve as a resource for the UMass Boston campus community in order to ensure academic and housing access and inclusion for students by promoting a view of disability informed by social, cultural, and political forces. The Ross Center strives to create inclusive academic environments by advancing universal design throughout the university.

We accomplish this by providing academic accommodations, resources, and training in assistive technology, and information to increase the understanding of disability throughout the university community.

Our Partnerships

Beginning in 2018, we are a partner in reviewing requests and making appropriate recommendation for housing accommodations for our on-campus residential facilities.  We also provide support to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for accommodations related to Title IX.  

Our Values 

integrity, advocacy, diversity, social model, universal design, transformation, success, inclusion, empowerment, integration, collaboration, access, equality, research, cultural, technology, usability, teamwork



University of Massachusetts Boston complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.