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Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services is committed to making sure that any student with a disability receives equal access and an equal educational opportuntiy. Disability Services is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations and services to students with a documented disability. Our office collaborates with instructors, staff and community members to build and maintain partnerships across the university. 

Accommodations are determined by the documentation received and the diagnosis. The most commonly used accommodations are extended time on tests, testing in a distraction reduced environment, note-taker, reader, scribe, use of tape recorder during lecture and preferential seating.

Eligibility

Program Application

Accommodation Request

Policy and Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Georgia Southwestern State University's goal is to ensure equal access to academic programs and make
reasonable accommodations for the needs of students with disabilities. Students should contact the Office of Disability Services to request academic accommodations or address accessible issues. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to self-identify.

The Office of Disability Services coordinates the compliance of Georgia Southwestern State University with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, p.l.101-336(July 26, 1990), as amended by P.L. 110-325 (September 25, 2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to achieve legality and academic potential through individualized plans tailored to particular needs of students with disabilities.

Accommodation Request

Department Contact

Office of Disability Services and Testing

Sanford Hall

229-931-2661
evelyn.oliver@gsw.edu

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to work with Georgia Southwestern State University and community to provide opportunities for students with disabilities and empowers them to participate in the benefits of higher education. We support the educational environment by collaborating with instructors, staff and community members to build and maintain partnerships across the university.