Office of Student Disability Services

In conjunction with the University’s core values and overall mission, the purpose of the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) is to ensure equitable access for all students and to both recognize and appreciate disability as a respected feature of diversity and inclusivity.

In a direct effort to fulfill its purpose, the OSDS:

  • Provides individualized services and facilitates adjustments to students with disabilities;
  • Collaborates with both campuswide and community-based partners to develop a welcoming and inclusive campus that is structurally, culturally, and curricularly accessible to all students; and
  • Provides institution-wide consultation, guidance, and training on disability-related subject matter including legal and regulatory compliance and accessibility to promote a campus community who values diverse learning styles and other disabilities.


Mission Statement

The Office of Student Disability Services envisions a University community who values and accepts all members of the student population by providing a campus environment that is structurally, culturally, and curricularly accessible to all.

The Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) in the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research (CLTR) is committed to providing students with disabilities equal opportunities to benefit from all services, programs, and activities. OSDS at Colgate University uses a web-based software system called Accommodate to service students with academic adjustments. Access to this system is available to all students who are registered with our office as well as to all faculty members on campus.

Request Academic Accommodations

Accommodate access for incoming or current students who have not yet registered with our office but would like to request academic adjustments, please complete an accommodation request:

Accommodation Request

Log in to Accommodate

Accommodate access for faculty and current students who are registered with our office:

Log in to Accommodate

Accommodate simplifies the way we review and process your academic adjustments, and allows students registered through the OSDS to access their academic adjustment plan, make online requests related to their adjustments, and much more!

As we develop Accommodate, more services will become available. Faculty will also have access to Accommodate, but their access will be limited to adjustments only. Specifically, faculty members will receive notice that a student has been approved for adjustments and will utilize the Accommodate portal to access the student’s issued adjustments through the OSDS. Faculty will not have access to confidential student records.