Disability Support Services

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Disability Support Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 103A
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-3266
Fax: (248) 370-4327
DSS@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours, by appointment only

Disability Support Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 103A
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3266
Fax: (248) 370-4327
DSS@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours, by appointment only

Disability Support Services

AT THIS TIME, IN AN EFFORT TO SUPPORT PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, WE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES THROUGH APRIL 13.

This include face-to-face meetings and face-to-face proctoring of tests, quizzes and exams. We are available virtually to assist you in navigating your OU journey, and would be glad to speak via phone, email or Google Meet. Please be assured that the DSS office and campus community are here for you and will continue to support and advocate on your behalf. 

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. As always, the university appreciates your understanding and support as we strive to protect the health and welfare of all campus and community members. For further updates, feel free to visit oakland.edu/coronavirus.
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Disability Support Services acts as an advocate for students with disabilities and works with 500-600 students per semester. In addition to helping students understand university policies and practices, we assist students in addressing personal and academic concerns. We supply referrals to other university offices when appropriate.

Pursuant to the Federal Rehabilitation Act, Oakland University will make reasonable modifications to its academic requirements as are necessary to ensure that such requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating, on the basis of disability, against a qualified disabled applicant or student; provided however, that no modifications will be made to requirements essential to the instruction being pursued by such student or to any directly related licensing requirement. Reasonable modifications may include changes in the length of time permitted for the completion of degree requirements, substitution of specific courses required for the completion of degree requirements, and adaptation of the manner in which specific courses are conducted. Similarly, pursuant to the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Oakland University will make reasonable modifications in polices, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability; provided however, no modifications will be made that will fundamentally alter the nature of the services, program, or activity.

The law:
State and federal law, including the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and University policy protect “qualified persons with disabilities” from discrimination in education and employment.