Student Disability Services

SDS COVID-19 Updates

Taking personal responsibility to be as safe and healthy as possible is of the utmost importance. Please continue to check the Racer Restart Initiative for the most up to date guidance.  

Space to Access Zoom:

Our private testing rooms will have limited availability for students to access their Zoom classes or meetings.  Please contact our SDS Testing Center regarding the availability of these rooms.  Please note that priority will be given to students who need the space for testing.

Email:  msu.accesstesting@murraystate.edu  

Phone:  270.809.3146

Mission

The Office of Student Disability Services is committed to promoting the full participation of students with disabilities in all areas of university life. The Office of Student Disability Services works with Murray State faculty and staff to provide equal access to University resources, academics, programs and activities for students with disabilities.

Student Affairs Mission Statement

What We Do

The Office of Student Disability Services provides accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities. These disabilities can include, but are not limited to:

  • cognitive disabilities (i.e learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and traumatic brain injury),
  • mental/emotional disorders,
  • seizure disorders,
  • autism,
  • sensory disorders,
  • mobility impairments, and
  • other physical or health impairments.

Through an interactive process between the student and SDS staff, student's eligibility for accommodations with be determined following a review of their reasonable documentation. SDS staff will work to ensure appropriate accommodations are in place in order for the student to have equal access to the University's resources and academic programs. Additionally, we serve to educate the University community about the kinds of practices and processes that will allow students, parents, and community members to feel welcomed and included with the campus of Murray State University. 

423 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071
Email: msu.studentdisabilities@murraystate.edu
Phone: (270)809-2018
Fax: (270)809-4339

Staff

Ken Ashlock
Director
423 Wells Hall
kashlock@murraystate.edu
270.809.6888
Stacie Collins
Associate Director
420A Wells Hall
scollins@murraystate.edu
270.809.5737
Paige Barnes
Retention & Testing Specialist
418 Wells Hall
vbarnes2@murraystate.edu
270.809.4340
Mayda Ragsdale
Administrative Assistant II
423 Wells Hall
mragsdale@murraystate.edu
270.809.6942
 
Office Assistant
423 Wells Hall
270.809.2018
SDS Testing Center
417 Wells Hall
270.809.3146