OFFICE OF DISABILITY
Welcome to the homepage of the Office of Disability Services (ODS)
at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Our office
is dedicated to helping students with disabilities reach their
academic potential, and we look forward to working with you as
you pursue your educational goals.
In order to receive the assistance you may need, ODS first requires
that you self-identify as a student with a disability. Once
you have self-identified and provided our office with the appropriate
documentation of your disability, ODS will determine if you qualify
to register as a student with a disability. Upon registration,
ODS will then determine if you will receive accommodations for
your disability. Accommodations are approved on a case by
case basis, and are governed by the American with Disabilities
Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Documentation requirements are specific to the disability, but
in general documentation must be from a physician, licensed psychologist,
or other person(s) licensed to make the diagnosis. Guidelines
for documentation are provided by ODS, and can be accessed at the
link on the left of this page. These guidelines help determine
what accommodations, if any, will be made, and are based on the
disability and its impact on your major life functions. In
order to ensure that you obtain the specific documentation required,
the Office of Disability Services recommends that you print
the online guidelines and present them to the qualified professional
providing your documentation.
The list below provides the information you need to register as
a student with a disability. Once you have registered, you
will meet with ODS staff to determine your accommodations. ODS
requests that you register at least four weeks prior to
the first day of class in order to ensure we are able
to provide you with the best service possible.
Complete the online USC
Lancaster Disability Services Request for Services. Please
be as specific as possible when completing the form.
||ODS will contact you to schedule an appointment once we have
received your online Request for Services. You
will bring your documentation to this appointment, and services
will be determined based on the documentation you provide. A
follow-up appointment will be scheduled to provide you with
your Accommodations Plan.
||ODS will provide you with your Accommodations Plan and discuss
the plan with you. You will sign the plan, and your Accommodations
Letters will be emailed to your professors before the first
day of class.
||You will attend classes as scheduled and discuss your accommodations
with your professor. You will maintain contact with ODS
for test proctoring and other follow-up services.
Students who have accessibility concerns with the online registration
links should contact the Office of Disability Services at 313-7448
or visit Starr Hall 125 for assistance. Students may also
email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of policies regarding disability services
at USC Lancaster, you may refer to the links on the left of this