Eastern Oklahoma State College

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services is committed to providing assistance to students that will facilitate their independence and academic progress. Students should utilize these services to support their academic goals. Reasonable accommodations are based on appropriate documentations and disability-related needs, and not desire. Students should be aware that services will be designed in a manner to remove barriers in the classroom that could hinder a student’s ability to learn. Services are not intended to give the student an unfair advantage over other students in the class. Each case will be viewed individually and determinations made upon the documentation submitted and discussion with the student. When providing accommodation for disabilities, institutions of higher education are not required to lower academic standards or compromise the integrity of the school or program.

Student Disability Services Handbook

The Student Disability Services Handbook has been developed to provide students with an outline of the services provided by Student Disability Services (SDS). If you have additional needs, which are not specifically addressed, please contact the SDS office.

Forms and Information

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protection for people with disabilities to employment in the public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunications.

Accessibility Policy

EOSC faculty include the following statement in the course syllabi each semester:

  • The faculty, staff, and administration at Eastern Oklahoma State College will adhere to the policies as set in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are committed to making reasonable accommodations for all with disabilities who are qualified to be in an Associate degree program. Eastern’s learning platform for online course delivery (Blackboard Learn) also meets accessibility standards.

  • Students are responsible for submitting all professional documentation outlining specific needs and requirements to the Student Disability Services Coordinator in the Enrollment Center (Library 154, 918.465.1751). This professional documentation must be established before any accommodations can be made by the instructor or by appropriate college personnel. Depending on the specific documented disability of the qualified student, course accommodations may include a wide variety of options. Any accommodations will be determined by campus personnel responsible for ADA accommodations in conjunction with the professionally documented disability of the student.

EOSC Nondiscrimination Policy

Eastern Oklahoma State College, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.


Melanie Sims
Carl Perkins Advisor/ADA & VA Coordinator
Enrollment Center, Library 154