Disability Services

116 Boucke Building, 863-1807


The Office for Disability Services (ODS) provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. ODS assists students with a broad range of disability categories including, but not limited to: physical disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, neurological impairments, and psychological disabilities. Students who are seeking accommodations through ODS must self-disclose their need for such services to ODS at University Park or to the Disability Contact Liaison (DCL) at other Penn State campuses. To be eligible for accommodations through ODS or at other Penn State campuses, students must have a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973, or the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, ADAAA, 2008. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.