ODS - The Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) seeks to ensure that all programs, services and facilities are accessible to Dickinson students on a non-discriminatory basis. ODS is committed to working with all eligible students with documented disabilities and with faculty to provide reasonable accommodations in the academic and/or living environment.
Disclosures to ODS are completely confidential and will never appear on a student's college record. Students initiate any requests for accommodations, and no information regarding eligibility for accommodations is shared unless requested in writing by the student. Students are welcome to disclose a disability and receive guidance without needing to request or use any accommodations.
ODS is located in 106 Dana Hall, which is on the corner of College St. (across from the Quarry) and Louther St. (across from Rector). This is also the Office of Learning Skills, which provides free workshops, semester calendars, weekly planners, reviews of apps, and many other strategic learning and study skills materials.
Welcome Newly Disclosing Exceptional Students!
The first step for students seeking any type of accommodation is to log into "Accommodate" by entering your Dickinson username and password. Then click on "Disclosure Form for New Accommodations." You can upload any documentation that you have electronically directly to this disclosure form or follow instructions for sending it.
For more information about the complete academic accommodations process, see Disclosing and Documenting a Disability to Request Academic Accommodations.
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS:
Returning students, be sure to email your professors before August 25th to schedule your accommodation plan meetings with them (ideally) in the first week of the semester. Beginning August 29, you may pick up your accommodation letters and related forms from ODS Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete the required paperwork. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Other Frequently Requested Links:
- Academic Accommodations
- Housing Accommodations
- Dietary Accommodations
- Temporary Impairment Services
- How Accommodations Change from High School to College
- Parent Resources
- Forms and Procedures for Faculty and Staff
- Universal Design for Instruction & Learning
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If you have any questions about accommodations at Dickinson based on a disability or temporary impairment, please look through this website for information. If you still have remaining questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Learning Skills and ODS (Office of Disability Services)
Assistant Dean of Advising
Dana Hall, Suite 106