The Student News Site of Trinity University


The Student News Site of Trinity University


The Student News Site of Trinity University


The Accommodated Testing Center in Coates Library is one of the central focuses of Student Accessibility Services.

How accessible is campus for disabled students?

Physical and administrative obstacles stand in the way of equitable education
Alejandra Gerlach, Managing Editor November 18, 2022

Ani Siva, sophomore Student Government Association (SGA) senator, met with Laura Ramsey, the newly appointed director for student accessibility services (SAS) on Nov. 11, to discuss a potential collaboration...

Tiger Learning Commons in the library is   home to the Student Accessibility Services department.

Student Accessibility Services: A helping hand on campus

SAS seeks to make navigating campus less difficult for students with physical disabilities
Samara Gerstle, News Reporter October 13, 2022

The transition to college is difficult for any student; the heavy workload, social responsibilities and newfound independence all force students to acclimate quickly. With the addition of a disability,...

Jojo, a good pup and Leos service animal.

“Can I pet your dog?”: A guide to service animal etiquette

Spencer Scruggs, accessibility services director, gives tips on service animal etiquette
Mikayla Mullin, Pulse Reporter October 28, 2021

Chances are you’ve seen a service animal on campus. Maybe you were even interested in learning more about them, but you probably didn’t know the right way to approach their owner, or if you even should. If...

News brief: 11/6

News brief: 11/6

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020
Potential accessibility changes to face-covering policy.
Prior to beginning his work at Trinity this September, Spencer Scruggs, director of Student Accessibility Services, worked in the Office of Student Accessibility at Floria State University for six years in a variety of roles. Photo provided by Spencer Scruggs. Photo credit: Nadia Crawford

Student Accessibility Services welcomes new director

Neha Kumar October 29, 2020
Spencer Scruggs, director, aims to take a strengths-based approach with assisting students.

Previously, on SGA: An Empty Senate

Kathleen Creedon September 28, 2019

The following covers the meeting on Sept. 25.CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senior senator Juana Suarez said that the water fountain on the first floor of the library leaks and has been for a while. President Ty...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

SAS receives multi-million dollar donation

Lindsay Morgan September 12, 2019
Anonymous gift will allow office to enhance services
Myeshia Smith discusses the new support group. Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

SAS creates support group for students with chronic health conditions

Noelle Barrera March 21, 2019
Support group aims to provide support for students with chronic illnesses and medical conditions
Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Students with temporary impairments sometimes left without help

Jolie Francis January 29, 2019
While SAS is here to help, it's up to professors whether or not to be accommodating
Photo credit: Alexandra Parris

Students on the autism spectrum bond over experiences in new support group

Noelle Barrera November 29, 2018
Academic coach Dema Stout hosts group for students to share challenges and successes of college life with autism
The Tiger Learning Commons (TLC), located in the library, is one of many resources available to students. The Student Accessibilities Services office is located inside the TLC. Photo by Amani Canada, photo editor.

Accessibility spotlight: Mental health

Cathy Terrace January 24, 2018

Trinity University provides several different outlets for those seeking assistance with their mental health. Depending on students' diagnoses, support ranges from in-class accommodations to temporary counseling...