Disability Student Services
Resources

Your success is important to many individuals and offices both at FHSU and also in the City of Hays. Help is also available to you from both state and national support agencies. Below you will find many different places that you can go if you have a question or need a little extra help or assistance.

Campus Resources 
Community Resources
State Resources 
National Resources 


Campus Resources

Academic Advising and Career Exploration
Get the assistance you need from professional advisors to help you make informed decisions that lead to academic, personal, and professional success! 

Admissions
Find out when a counselor will be in your area, plan a campus visit, get your questions answered...and apply to be a Tiger!

Emergency Assistance
Become familiar with policies and procedures in place in the event of an emergency.

Financial Assistance
Take advantage of the different types of federal, state, and community aid available to you, and find the help you need to get through the application process!

Forsyth Library 
The Forsyth Library provides you with access to information through books, periodicals, government documents, CD-ROMs, computer literature searches and public Internet connections.

Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic 
As a student you may contact the Herndon Clinic for comprehensive services in speech, language, and hearing.

Kelly Center
Take advantage of free tutoring, personal counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, and testing services to help you reach your academic and personal best.

Registrar
Through the Registrar's office, take care of official business such as verifying your admission or enrollment status, obtaining an official FHSU transcript, or checking the status of your degree summary.

Residential Life
Take advantage of the support you'll find living on campus, and enjoy all the convenience, accessibility - and fun - whether you choose a traditional residence hall, modern or family friendly apartment. 

Student Health Center
From treating minor illnesses to providing immunization shots and physical exams, Student Health is the place to go for support and health information on campus.

Virtual College 
On-line classes are offered to you by Fort Hays State University through the Virtual College.

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Community Resources

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK)
Provides services to individuals who meet the developmental disabilities definition in the 18 counties of Northwest Kansas.

Hays Workforce Center
The Hays Workforce Center provides a variety of services including job referrals, assessment services, job counseling and services for veterans.

Kansas Legal Services
Helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through provision or essential legal, mediation, and employment training services.

KETCH
Helps people with disabilities live and work in the community.

SKIL of Western Kansas
Devoted to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities and to serving them, their families, & communities.

The Arc of Central Plains 
(785) 628-6512

The Saint Francis Academy
Dedicated to be an instrument of healing for children, youths, and families in spirit, mind, and body so they can live responsibly and productivity with purpose and hope.

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State Resources

Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Advocates for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities.

Families Together, Inc.
Assisting Kansas' parents and their sons and daughters with disabilities.

Kansas AgrAbility Project
Assists people with disabilities who are employed in agriculture.

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
Promotes a higher quality of life for people with disabilities.

Kansas Talking Book Service
Providing library services to Kansans unable to use conventional print.

Kansas Department for Children and Families
Partnering to connect Kansas with supports & services to improve lives.

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National Resources

American Disability Association (ADA)
Helps locate disability information & resources, helps locate employers who are looking to hire persons with disabilities, and fosters the development of new and useful resources for people with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, & life.

U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Civil Rights
The primary objective for the Office for Civil Rights is to secure prompt and full compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations.

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability works to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families.

U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education  
Office administers programs that address critical national needs to increase access to quality postsecondary education.

ADA Standards
ADA standards govern the construction and alteration of places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities.

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