Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

DSPS Mission Statement:

Fresno City College Disabled Student Programs and Services will create an accessible, inclusive campus environment using holistic, comprehensive, strategic services to empower students with disabilities and provide them access to pursue their academic, personal, and vocational goals.

The DSP&S office is currently open.  DSP&S front desk staff is available M-Th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m to 1:00 p.m., also via campus phone or email to answer general questions regarding DSP&S services. 

How to Apply to the DSPS Program

Virtual Lobby

DSPS Virtual Lobby

  • The DSPS Virtual Lobby staff are available for quick, drop-in questions from Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • New Students applying to DSPS for the first time, or students in need of a Student Educational Plan (SEP) are encouraged to contact our Front Desk at 559.442.8237 to schedule an appointment.

Virtual Lobby Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - 9 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Wednesday - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Do you need additional assistance with:

  • Submitting classroom assignments on Canvas?
  • A refresher on how to use Zoom to access your classes?
  • Logging into the DSPS AIM student portal?
  • Learning how to use Sonocent audio notetaker?
  • How to access Alternate Media Services?

One-on-one help is available through the DSPS Virtual Lobby!

Office Hours and Contact Information

DSP&S Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday - 8 a.m. - 1:00:p.m.

Counseling Appointment

Schedule an online appointment with your DSPS counselor.  If you are unable to schedule an online appointment, please call 559.442.8237 for assistance.

How to Schedule a Starfish Appointment

How to Attend Your Zoom Counseling Appointment

If you are in need of Interpreting Services for your counseling appointment, please complete the Interpreter Request Form


Phone voice/TDD: 559.442.8237
Fax: 559.499.6038
Video: 559.478.2756

Email: dsps@fresnocitycollege.edu

Location: Building A (#1)
Campus Map

Fresno City College
Attn: Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

DSP&S Director

Office Staff

Ram Pathways Counselors

Outreach and Transition to College

Alternate Media

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services



Student Workers/General Questions/Canvas Assistance

Additional Information

DSP&S Administrative Staff

Name Position Phone Email
Susan Arriola DSPS Director 442-8237 susan.arriola@fresnocitycollege.edu
John Defore Office Assistant 1 442-8237 john.defore@fresnocitycollege.edu
Jackie Peters Office Assistant 1 - Provisional 442-8237 jacqueline.peters@fresnocitycollege.edu

Ram Pathways Counselors

Name Pathway Phone Email
Ryan Blodgett Business 442-8237 ryan.blodgett@fresnocitycollege.edu
Saul Fernandez
Saul Fernandez Health & Stem 442-8237 saul.fernandez@fresnocitycollege.edu
Alyssa Larios Arts, Communication & Language; Transition to College 442-8237 alyssa.larios@fresnocitycollege.edu