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    Ohio Dominican University is committed to providing all students with appropriate opportunities to get maximum benefits and enjoyment from its academic, cultural, and recreational activities. ODU strives to develop appropriate and reasonable accommodations which do not lower academic standards, alter degree requirements, or reduce the quality of the ODU experience. The University endeavors to offer students with disabilities equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities.   

    ODU policy, in accordance with state and federal guidelines, calls for reasonable accommodations to be made for qualified students with disabilities on an individual basis. The policy recognizes the importance of self-advocacy by the adult learner to actively seek available assistance at the University, to make needs known, to complete a Disability disclosure and consent form and to provide current documentation of his/her disabilities  (Application for Disability Accommodations)  The Disability services coordinator is available to assist students in the student accommodations process (Process for receiving disability accommodations)  

    Disability Forms and Policies      

    The Law & Its Impact     


    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that:  

    "No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of... disability, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."   

    How does the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) define a person with a disability?  

     A "person with a disability" is anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.

    In addition to those people who have visible disabilities-persons who are blind, mobility impaired, or use a wheelchair - the definition includes people with invisible disabilities. These include psychological problems, learning disabilities, or some chronic health impairment such as epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, cardiac problems, HIV/AIDS, and more.

    A person is considered to be a person with a disability if he/she has a disability, has a record of a disability, or is regarded as having a disability.
     There are many substantial differences between high school and college. Please review the legal and lifestyle differences as you prepare for your transition to ODU  



  • Contact Info

    Disability Services 

    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43219 

    Phone: (614) 251-4233

    Office Hours: 

    Monday – Friday:
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm