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Student Handbook

Welcome and Introduction

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Texas State University assists students with disabilities with achieving their educational goals and enhancing their leadership development. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and university policy, all members of the university community are responsible for ensuring that students are not discriminated against because of a disability.  To accomplish this goal, reasonable and appropriate accommodations may be necessary for physical and/or programmatic access.  The ODS, in conjunction with university departments and offices, will facilitate necessary accommodations for qualified students with disabilities in the most appropriate integrated setting.

The ODS provides services for enrolled students with disabilities who meet the criteria outlined in the applicable ODS disability guidelines. Specialized support services are based on the individual student's disability-based need, and are provided free of charge for qualified students with documented disabilities.

In addition to serving students with disabilities at Texas State in San Marcos, we are also committed to meeting the needs of students with disabilities enrolled online and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus (RRC).  Services for students enrolled at the RRC are coordinated by the Texas State Student Development Specialist in the One-Stop Center.

This handbook provides information regarding ODS policies and procedures. The ODS procedures and university policies are subject to periodic updates.  Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance. We are available and willing to help!

Vision and Mission
Law and Policy
Qualifying for Services (Disability Guidelines)
Student Information and Records
Review of Approved Accommodations
Academic Accommodations and Services
Assistive Equipment and Technology
Special Groups Registration of Classes
Alternative Text
Note Taking Assistance and Tape Recording
Physical Classroom Accommodations
Testing Accommodations
Accessible Parking
Accommodations in Campus Residence Halls and University-Owned Apartments
Alkek Library
Course Considerations
Fire and Emergency Evacuation
Student Concerns
Liaison and Advocacy
Personal Care Attendants
Service Animals
Academic Support
Distance Learning Services
Online Courses
Correspondence Courses
Study Abroad
Evaluation of ODS Services