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. We are committed to respecting the privacy and comfort of every Dickinsonian. Students are encouraged to make inquiries about accommodations, or to disclose a disability and receive guidance without needing to request or use any accommodations, if you choose not to.
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!
Students who are eligible for accommodations and use them typically perform better academically than those who don't. 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. Again, all of this information is confidential, and you will have complete control over who you make aware of any accommodations you may be granted.
For more information about the complete academic accommodations process, see Disclosing and Documenting a Disability to Request Academic Accommodations.
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS:
"GET IT DONE ON DAY 1!" Getting your accommodations lined up right away this semester will be as easy as 1/23 when you email your professors to schedule meetings with them the first week of classes and come pick up your letters from ODS on Monday, 1/23 between 8:30-4:30. We'll have give-aways for the first 23 students who come and every student who comes on Day 1 will be eligible for cash prize drawings. Set your reminders now and get it done on Day 1!
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