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Accessibility at Southeastern

Mission

ADA Compliance is a cooperative effort to meet the needs of our students with disabilities, inform the University of disability issues, and acquaint our faculty and staff with the services and process for receiving services. The goal of the Office of Compliance and Safety is to achieve equal educational opportunities and full participation for students with disabilities and to increase every student’s access to valued experiences, activities, and roles.

By providing the following information, the Office of Compliance and Safety hopes to increase awareness and provide specifics that may help both the faculty and students with disabilities to access the appropriate services.

Any student who discloses a disability and/or inquires about accommodations or services should be referred to:

Tiffany Tate, Disability Services Coordinator
GDJ Student Union 328
580.745.3036

After a student self–identifies, the University employee has a duty to direct that student to the appropriate office for services. Every effort will be made to be in full compliance with Sec. 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. No qualified individual with a disability can be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on campus

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office for Student Affairs (580.745.2368) or the Disability Services Coordinator (580.745.3036) for further information.

Handicapped Parking

In compliance with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)

Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE), as required by law, complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 which states, “No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States… shall, solely on the basis of a disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.” Individuals with a legal disability may be entitled to an accommodation consisting of a temporary handicapped parking permit. Other individuals who do not have a legal disability may also benefit from a temporary handicapped parking permit. In order to provide handicapped accessible parking, SE will issue temporary handicapped parking permits based upon documentation of need prepared by a health care professional. All documentation will be kept confidential.

For permanent disabilities, a handicapped parking decal should be requested through the individual’s state of residence. While waiting for the permanent state decal or for short term, temporary situations, visitors, staff, faculty, or students should request a 30 day maximum temporary handicapped parking decal from the Campus Police Department. Medical documentation will be required at the time of the request. At the end of the 30 days, additional 30-day permits will be provided based upon sufficient documentation from an appropriate health care professional.

A grievance can be filed through the regular University grievance procedures on file with the SE Compliance Officer (Russell Building, Room 303 or call 580.745.3090), the Office of Student Affairs (GDJ Student Union, Room 312 or call 580.745.2368).