Columbus State University

4225 University Ave
Columbus,
 Georgia  
31907-5645

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
10,225
Student population: undergraduate
8,072
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Center for Accommodation and Access
4225 University Avenue
Schuster 226
Columbus,
 Georgia  
31907
Office phone
706.507.8755
Office email
jones_lauren3@columbusstate.edu
Contact people
Name
Marie Grandison
Email
grandison_marie@columbusstate.edu
Telephone
706.507.8755
Job title or role
Administrative Assistant/Testing Coordinator
Number of full-time disability service staff
3.5
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
383

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychiatric and disabilities related to mental and emotional health
  • Other: Systemic
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with intellectual disabilities Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Veterans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Scribes Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Readers Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Reduced courseload Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Medical leave Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations in residence halls Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Service animals or emotional support animals Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
The library(ies) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Institution websites Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
On-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Residence halls Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Institutional policy requiring that all online materials are accessible to students with disabilities ( compliant with Section 508)
  • Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students with disabilities
  • Faculty diversity hiring initiatives include efforts to recruit and retain faculty with disabilities
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)
  • Long-term counseling
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)
During the 2017-2018 school year, what was the total number of students who had accessed counseling and psychological services
639

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • No specialized degree programs or courses are offered at this institution

Campus groups that address disability issues but do not provide direct services to students

  • ADA Committee
  • Web Accessibility Committee
  • QEP Working Group

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • DEAL
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
More than twice per term or semester