It is the policy of CSU to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for persons defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all other local and state requirements dealing with students who have recognized disabilities. For the full Accommodation for Disabilities Policy, please review the ODS Handbook (pdf).
The Office of Disability Services is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for student success through accessible education programs. It is the policy of Columbia Southern University to provide reasonable accommodations to students who qualify. The Office of Disability Services coordinates these services on behalf of Columbia Southern University. Our Disability Services coordinator can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 888-785-3005.
Process of Accommodations
So that Columbia Southern University may provide any reasonable accommodation(s) for your handicap or disability, it is recommended that you follow and complete this process at a minimum of five to six weeks in advance of enrollment into a course(s). Students are required to self disclose, request accommodation, and communicate with the Disability Services coordinator. The necessary documentation is required in order to receive disability accommodations. Accommodations are provided only after the accommodation process has been completed. Courses completed at Columbia Southern University before a request for an accommodation will not be considered for re-evaluation.
*VOLUNTARY NATURE OF THIS SYSTEM: Columbia Southern University applicants/students are not required to report disabilities; this is strictly voluntary. However, unless the four-step accommodation process is completed by the applicant/student, Columbia Southern University cannot make accommodations.
Students who experience temporary health situations such as surgery complications, emergency surgery/hospitalization, or pregnancy complications should review the Incomplete for Special Circumstances policy in the myCSU Student Portal or contact a special circumstances specialist by e-mail at email@example.com.