Welcome to Oxy! We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and support for students with disabilities.
Occidental College (Oxy) complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and other applicable state and federal law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Information for new and returning students on receiving accommodations at Occidental
You are considered a new Disability Services (DS) student if you have not gone through the intake process and been approved to receive accommodations at Oxy.
Steps to getting accommodations:
1. Complete & submit the request for accommodations: Request for Accommodations Form
2. Submit supporting documentation: Documentation Guidelines
Note: Insufficient documentation will delay our decision-making process. We reserve the right to reschedule an intake meeting due to insufficient documentation. Please review our documentation guidelines before scheduling an appointment.
3. Schedule an intake appointment:
You are considered a current or returning Disability Services (DS) student if you have previously gone through the intake process and received accommodations at Oxy. Current/returning students need to renew their accommodations every year. Click on the link below to complete the accommodations renewal form. Once we have received your completed renewal form, we will email your approved accommodations letter starting mid-August.
Occidental College is committed to providing equal access to education and programs for all students including those with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of a disability and strive to create an inclusive environment. Our Disability Services and Student Support office (DSSS) works collaboratively with students to ensure reasonable accommodations are provided, fostering a campus that values diversity and accessibility.