A student with a disability may request accommodations by contacting the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) to schedule an intake appointment. Students should provide current documentation of their disability(s) to OSD. The documentation will be evaluated according to established OSD and CSU guidelines (see Sections II.H and II.J of Policies and Procedures).
During the intake appointment, the student and the Disability Specialist will review disability-related documentation and discuss the student’s expressed needs and requests for accommodations. Students will be given the opportunity to have input regarding the type and extent of any accommodations requested.
OSD Online Services is a website that OSD utilizes as an online service center system, new students can apply online. A link to the OSD Online Services is located under "Quick Links" on the OSD home page for quick access.
Students who are unable to apply on line may contact the OSD office for assistance. We encourage you to apply online prior to the intake appointment however this is not required.
OSD Student Responsibilites
Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and Executive Order 926, California State University, Los Angeles, has the legal responsibility to provide reasonable academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids to students with disabilities.
The University has designated the OSD as the office responsible for receiving, reviewing, and verifying disability documentation for students, authorizing and providing specialized auxiliary aids and services, and assisting faculty, staff, and administrators in providing equal access to programs and services with reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a timely manner.
Among other responsibilities, OSD's commitment to student includes:
1. Verifying the existence of a disability(ies) and the need for academic accommodations based on documentation provided.
2. Assess requests for accommodations by students and make recommendations and/or authorize reasonable access methods or services, based on the functional limitations associated with the student’s disability.
3. Initiate contact with faculty regarding a student with a disability only when authorized by the student and if deemed professionally necessary to do so.
For more detailes, please visit the OSD Policies and Procedures page.