Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

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California University of Pennsylvania welcomes otherwise qualified students with disabilities. The University recognizes its responsibility to these students and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to insure equal access and full participation as guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/AA).

Students with disabilities follow the same admission procedures and standards as required by California University of Pennsylvania admissions offices for all students. Questions regarding admission procedures and/or acceptance status should be directed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, 724-938-4404, or to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, 724-938-4187.

Accommodations for students with disabilities are approved through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). It is the responsibility of the student to adhere to OSD procedures for self-identifying, providing documentation to substantiate requests and requesting reasonable accommodations in a timely manner. Students must meet the academic/technical standards of the classes/programs for which they are applying and/or in which they are enrolled. In those instances where class/program requirements simulate responsibilities of in-service personnel, students must meet the essential functions of the job.

Parking spaces for persons with disabilities are marked as such on campus. These spaces are solely for the use of persons who have the required state DOT-issued ADA parking credentials displayed. Persons who wish to request a temporary disabled parking permit (six weeks or less) must submit appropriate documentation to the Department of Parking and Transportation, 724-938-4677. Persons with disabilities needing to obtain required DOT-issued credentials can make application to the respective state Department of Transportation in which the vehicle is licensed. Additional information regarding parking on campus can be found at

Inquiries regarding disability access for students should be directed to the Office for Students with Disabilities, Carter Hall, Room G35; phone 724-938-5781; email; OSD website, or use the search word “disability” on the Cal U website,