Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides academic support services to students with disabilities to achieve their academic goals while ensuring compliance with federal and state laws that mandate equitable treatment and access to all programs and activities at La Sierra University.

The need for accommodation is assessed on an individual basis. Please note that not all students are eligible to receive all accommodation; accommodations are assigned appropriate to their disability.

To ensure timely and appropriate accommodation, students are responsible to obtain current documentation that supports his/her disability.

Support Services include

Exam accommodation Audio recording of class lecture
Note taker Sign language Interpreter
Cart Services (for Mobility Impaired) Assistive listening devices
Alternate media Real-Time captioning
Alternate furniture Learning assistant

How to Register with ODS

In order to receive services, you must be enrolled and registered for classes at La Sierra University.  Students must provide ODS with disability related documentation from an appropriate licensed professional to verify the student has a disability in order to receive reasonable accommodations.

In order to be eligible for reasonable accommodation, the disability must be verified by ODS staff.  The following steps must be completed in order to receive accommodations:

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Services form.
  2. Submit appropriate documentation to ODS office.
  3. Meet with ODS staff for an intake interview.  ODS staff will determine eligibility for services during the intake.  

ODS staff will discuss and arrange the appropriate accommodations with you.  ODS reserves the right to deny services or accommodation, pending receipt of the documentation.  Students who are found to be non-disabled are referred to other campus and community resources for assistance.

In order to receive accommodations in a timely manner, please be sure to contact ODS early so that you can make necessary arrangements to obtain appropriate documentation.

Please note: Office of Disability Services does not provide testing for psychological and/or learning disabilities.

Contact Us

Phone: (951) 785-2453
Fax: (951) 785-2271
ods@lasierra.edu

Office Location

La Sierra Hall, Lower Level
Room 100B

Campus Access Map

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays:
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Closed for chapel

Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer:
Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Campus Map

Vehicle Access Map
(Routes marked in blue dotted lines indicate additional Disabled Parking Spaces on Campus)

*All vehicles parked in Disabled Parking spaces must have Disabled Placard and the Placard must be properly displayed.