University of Central Oklahoma

100 N University Dr
Edmond,
 Oklahoma  
73034

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
18,751
Student population: undergraduate
16,678
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Disability Support Services
100 North University Drive, Box 144
Edmond,
 Oklahoma  
73034
Office phone
405-974-2516
Office email
dss@uco.edu
Contact people
Name
Sharla Weathers
Email
dss@uco.edu
Telephone
405-974-2516
Job title or role
Director
Number of full-time disability service staff
4.5
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
748

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

  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Psychiatric and disabilities related to mental and emotional health
  • Other: Health Related
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Readers Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Other: disability related absences Commonly provided in the last three years
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 Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
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 Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

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) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Completely accessible
Completely 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 Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
On-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely 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) Completely accessible
Completely accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • 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
  • Peer counselors or peer supports
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • Other: Health promotion educational and training programs, group therapy, Broncho Barkers/Stress Paws (therapy dogs on campus), Healthy Campus Initiative, Fostering Student Success, Case Management, Calming Central
During the 2017-2018 school year, what was the total number of students who had accessed counseling and psychological services
907
  • Other: Specialized program for students with a disability (not specific). Grant funded.

General Campus Resources

  • TRIO Student Support Services programs designed for students with disabilities
  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities
  • Adaptive sports and recreation programming for students with disabilities (e.g., wheelchair basketball, goalball)
  • 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

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs
  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs

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

  • Accessibility Compliance Committee

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Delta Alpha Pi, Zeta Eta Chapter
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Special Education Club
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
1-2 times each term or semester
What percent of faculty on campus have a disclosed disability? (approximate)
0.97% disclosed they have a disability. There were 1131 responses: 6.98% indicated no, 0.27% do not wish to self-identify, 91.78% are unspecified meaning they just haven't given a response yet and it is not required.
What percent of staff on campus have a disclosed disability? (approximate)
2.06% disclosed they have a disability. There were 973 responses: 13.77% indicated no, 1.54% do not wish to self-identify, 82.63% unspecified meaning they just haven't given a response yet and it is not required.