Disability Support Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 103A
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3266
Fax: (248) 370-4327
Video Phone: (248) 841-8015
TTY: (248) 370-3268
DSS@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

For Veterans

Welcome Oakland University Veterans to Disability Support Services. We are proud to serve you and would like to assist in making your transition or return to college as smooth as possible.

Disability Support Services collaborates with students and their professors to provide accommodations that ensure equal access.

Accommodations may include:

  • Extended time for exams and quizzes
  • Reduced distraction testing environment
  • Reader/scribe
  • Alternate table and chairs
  • Note takers
  • Accessible media/technology

Receiving Disability Support Services in no way impacts your VA Benefits or a Disability Rating. At no point is medical information shared with other faculty or staff.

How to Register

In order to receive services, students must demonstrate the need for services based on a qualifying condition that interferes with a major like activity. Examples of qualifying conditions are PTSD, ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, etc.

You must provide documentation of your qualifying condition from an appropriate professional. Student Veterans can use documentation obtained from Veteran Affairs. Documentation such as a DD Form, diagnostic exam or evaluation, should include a diagnosis. Other options for obtaining documentation are personal care physicians and/or Graham Health/Counseling Center.

Once you have the necessary documentation regarding your disability, you will meet individually with a DSS Coordinator. During this meeting it will be determined if you are eligible for services. If you are determined eligible, you will work 1:1 with the coordinator to develop a plan specific to you. Faculty Notification Letters, which outline your specific accommodations, will be made for your professors. You then take the letters, give them to the professors, and discuss the accommodations and how they will work for you.

Resources

National Center for PTSD

www.ptsd.va.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness

www.nami.org

Disabled Americans Veterans

www.dav.org

Wounded Warriors Project

www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Blind Veterans Association

www.bva.org

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

http://dvnf.org