AccessABILITY Services

AccessABILITY Services

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      The Office of AccessABILITY Services (OAS) works collaboratively with the college community to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities to educational programs, services and facilities. OAS is a resource for the entire campus community for education, consultation and guidance regarding disability issues.

      This mission goes well beyond the legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the University’s commitment to creating an accessible and welcoming environment for all students. Our goal is to provide reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment for students with disabilities to promote student success in a college environment.

      We ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all college programs, services and activities and are provided with an impactful learning experience. We challenge every individual to be independent, responsible, problem-solvers and self-advocates in charge of their own lives.

      Defining a disability

      My favorite thing about Guttman is definitely the accessibility.

      – Edward R. Castro

      Requesting Accommodations

      Voter Registration


      Scholarships for Students with Disability Services

      Additional Support Services

      Delta Alpha Pi International is an academic honor society founded to recognize high-achieving students with disabilities who are attending colleges (including community colleges) and universities as undergraduate or graduate students.  This dynamic organization celebrates and supports academic achievement, leadership, and advocacy for post-secondary students with disabilities.  Over 200 institutions have established a chapter to recognize students’ academic achievement.  Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

      Faculty: Supporting Students with Disabilities

      Appeal Process

      [1] The Office of AccessABILITY Services establishes and registers all official reasonable accommodations in the College for students with disabilities to access academic programs. It cannot enforce informal arrangements made outside of its purview.

      [2] In the event that the student submits new information to the 504/ADA Coordinator that the Office of AccessABILITY Services did not have at the time the decision was made to deny the accommodation request, the 504/ADA Coordinator will submit that new information to the Office of Accessibility Services to review and consider considering the original accommodation request. If the Office of AccessABILITY Services still denies the request for accommodation and the student request to appeal that decision, the 504/ADA Coordinator review the appeal.