Disability Support Services



Disability Support Services, using the model of Christ-like inclusiveness, facilitates equal access to Southern’s learning community for students with disabilities and learning differences, promotes student responsibility and self-advocacy, and provides relevant information to faculty and staff


Disability Support Services (DSS) is located 

  • On the first floor of Lynn Wood Hall, Suite 1082 
  • In the center of the Promenade (up the hill from Wright Hall)

Accessible parking is available in back of Lynn Wood Hall and can be accessed via Industrial Drive.


Mariella L. Pechero-Hoffman, Disability Services Coordinator
Telephone: 423.236.2544

Regular office hours: Mondays-Wednesday 8 am-5 pm

                                  Thursday 8 am - 11 am, 1 pm - 5 pm   

                                  Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Summer office hours: Monday-Thursday 1pm-5pm & 10am-12pm on Friday

Fax: 423.236.1574
Email: dss@southern.edu 



"Southern is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973)
and is dedicated to the elimination of architectural and prejudicial barriers which prevent any
qualified person from attending. Southern has established [Disability Support Services] to provide academic
disability services according to the provisions of applicable disability law"
(Southern Adventist University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015).