Mission of the Office for Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services' philosophy is to provide an enriching educational experience for individuals with disabilities through equal access, empowerment, resources, referrals, advocacy, collaboration and outreach throughout the college campus and community. The mission of the Office for Disability Services is threefold. We seek to:
- Ensure that students with disabilities can freely activate and participate in all aspects of college life;
- Provide and coordinate services to maximize students' educational potential while supporting their independence to the fullest extent possible; and
- Increase awareness among all members of the college community so that students with disabilities are able to perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities.
The ODS works closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity to assist in the development of reasonable accommodations that allow students with disabilities to fully participate in all of the programs offered on campus.