Disability Services at Otterbein University works closely with qualified students with disabilities to ensure they have equal access to an education and to campus life. This access is provided to students through services, accommodations, and advocacy, as specified in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Depending on the impact of the disability, students will be made eligible for one or more of the following accommodations. The DS Coordinator will meet with each student to train them in accessing those services and accommodations for which they are eligible. Students must request all needed accommodations in a timely manner in order to assure that they will have appropriate access to their classes.
Accommodations available to Otterbein students can include:
- Exam/test accommodations (extra time, distraction reduced space, reader/scribe, computer)
- Note taking assistance
- Alternative media
- Priority registration
- Residence hall accommodations
Students with disabilities who are applying to Otterbein University are not required to identify the existence of a disabling condition during the admissions process. However, current, comprehensive documentation is required to receive appropriate services from the Office of Disability Services. While it is possible to identify at any time during one's college experience, it is helpful to identify to Disability Services as early as possible so that documentation can be reviewed and additional testing can be obtained from high school when necessary. You will be contacted in writing upon receipt of your documentation. A student's most current MFE, IEP, or other documentation can be sent to:
Disability Services Coordinator
Academic Support Center
Westerville, OH 43081-2006