Disability Resources & Services


CUNY is deeply committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities through innovative support programs, grounded in nationally regarded best practices in postsecondary disability services which support the academic success and personal development of students with disabilities. Towards this end, each CUNY campus features an Office of Disability Services, managed by a director who coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. Students’ needs for reasonable accommodations and support services are verified by these offices. They also provide counseling and referrals, and arrange crucial auxiliary aids and services, including assistive technology services, note takers, readers, sign language interpreter services, distance learning networks, priority registration, and alternative testing arrangements.

Projects & Services

farfundlogosmall PROJECT REACH  ( Resources and Education on Autism as CUNY’s Hallmark) is a relatively new university-wide project (started December 2011) that is funded in part by the FAR Fund and coordinated by the Central Office Division of Student Affairs of the City University of New York (CUNY) in association with the Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services. >>

CUNY LEADS is a partnership project established to facilitate the successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs. >>


official-cats-logo CUNY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (CATS) is a team of assistive technology specialists that are located at Queensborough Community College. Our goal is to stay on the forefront of assistive technology and provide support for those technologies used by students with disabilities who attend the various CUNY campuses...>>

What's New


Dr. Chris Rosa Nominated for a New York Post Liberty Medal

DrChrisRosa University Assistant Dean Dr. Chris Rosa is a “passionate advocate” for students on CUNY’s 24 campuses said CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson, who nominated Rosa for a New York Post Liberty Medal in the Educator category.  Click here to read the full story in the New York Post.  

Access to Postsecondary Programs for Youth with Intellectual

CUNY is pleased to announcement our partnership in a federally funded grant Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) which establishes a consortium of five CUNY schools to assist students with intellectual disabilities to earn a “meaningful credential” recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The project is a collaboration of the JFK, Jr. Institute, the CUNY Central Office of Disability Services, the University of Rochester’s Institute for Innovative Transition, AHRC New York City, and District 75 of the NYC Department of Education.

Voter Registration
"Under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, CUNY campus Offices of Services for Students with Disabilities are Agency-Based Registration Sites, where students are offered the opportunity to become registered voters. 

Contact us

Central Office of Student Affairs (COSA)

555 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646-664-8800
Fax: 646-664-8861

Student Affairs Staff