Disability Accommodations & Access During Programs
All START sessions involve a lot of walking around campus. If you have limited mobility, whether temorary (i.e. crutches, cast, etc.) or permanent and are concerned about getting around campus during your START session please give New Student Programs & Family Outreach a call (541) 737-7627.
During the First Year START program all students must take a Math Placement Test. If you require testing accomodations please contact New Student Programs & Family Outreach prior to your START session to ensure that accomdation can be made.
OSU's Policy and Guidelines for Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability states:
"...no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity provided by the University. Each qualified person shall receive the reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to employment, educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting..."
Students and family members participating in START or CONNECT week programs, who will need accommodations for a disability in order to participate in the program should contact:
New Student Programs at 541-737-7627 or NewStudents@oregonstate.edu at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
Program Materials in Accessible Formats
Any New Student Programs & Family Outreach publication can be provided in an accessible format upon request. For more information please call New Student Programs at 541-737-7627 to request materials in an alternate format.
Telecommunications for the Deaf, Persons with Hearing Loss or a Speech Disability
Purple Communications' (formerly GoAmerica) online relay service is an easy way for people who have hearing loss or speech disabilities to make a call, and never miss a word. Regulated by the federal government, the service is free for callers and called parties. Feel free to use this service to call New Student Programs & Family Outreach by clicking on the button/link below.
Disability Resources at OSU
For information about accommodations for students with disabilities visit the Disability Access Services website.
For more information about nondiscrimination policies and accommodations for employees with disabilities visit the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity website.