Office of Disability Services (ODS)
As part of George Mason University’s continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains the Office of Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the office implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services to afford equal access to university programs and activities. Seeking to support the well-being of students with disabilities, the office:
- Promotes equal access to students with disabilities in curricular and co-curricular activities within the university experience.
- Fosters partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to create environments that are accessible, diverse, and inclusive.
- Empowers students to fully participate in the university community.
Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive (e.g., learning, psychological, and closed head injury), sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments. As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at Mason, Disability Services’ staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, including those not currently registered with Disability Services, to identify themselves as members of the disability community, and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.
Services Provided Include
- Exam Accommodations
- Assistive Technology
- Sign Language/Transliterators
While Disability Services is pleased to promote staff well-being with things such as an interoffice fitness challenge and occasional staff lunches, Disability Services is also happy to continue to offer an annual “Take a Break” event.
We are looking forward to hosting this year’s “Take a Break” event as last year’s event was successful as we welcomed students, both registered and not registered as currently receiving services faculty and staff into our office for a time of sharing positive encouragement, uplifting conversation and shared simple acts of kindness that can be done throughout daily interactions.
We are in the planning stages of this year’s uplifting event, but details will be posted on Disability Service’s website and Facebook page in the future.
For any questions about Disability Services daily support of student’s well-being & resilience, or the upcoming event, please contact our office at 703.993.2474