OHSU Student Access

Student Access supports the University's mission and value of diversity by providing equal access to its programs and services for students who experience a disability.


OHSU is committed to providing equal access to qualified students who experience a disability in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) of 1990. OHSU is obliged to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities, which may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or program modifications.


To be eligible for disability-related services, individuals must have a documented disability as defined by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Eligible disabilities include physical and mental impairments that may include but are not limited to vision, hearing, mobility, learning, systemic, psychiatric, and brain injury that substantially limit one or more major life activity. Many students have “hidden” disabilities covered by the ADA such as learning, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and arthritis.

A qualified student with a disability is a person with a disability who meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in a particular educational program or activity.

"We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) leads and supports university-wide initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion for all people.  The CDI is dedicated to fostering partnerships to enhance OHSU's mission of healing, teaching, discovery and community service

Learn more about CDI