Office of Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) serves students with disabilities and temporary injuries in managing the varying demands of the University experience.  In addition to serving students, the staff assists the University community in making programs, services, and activities accessible for everyone.

For students registered with OSDS, visit the Students Registered with OSDS page for request forms/links.

To apply for accommodations, you should start the application process as soon as you are admitted to the University.  Please visit the Apply for Accommodations page for more information.

Student Application Process


News and Opportunities

Two Thumbs Up Award

Was there a professor who just went above and beyond to help you during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semesters? Is there a faculty or staff member who has made a difference in your experience here at Carolina? This is the time to say THANK YOU.

Each year, the Office of Student Disability Services recognizes faculty & staff across campus who have been influential to students registered with our office. Nominations for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters are being taken for faculty/staff members who helped you succeed!

Please fill out the Two Thumbs Up Nomination Form by Monday, March 13th.


Hurricane Season

FEMA resources are available that can help you be prepared for natural disasters such as hurricanes during this hurricane season we’re currently in. One of our best resources is FEMA’s free mobile app that provides weather warnings and alerts for users. It can also provide the location of any open shelters in the area. This app is available at both the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

Visit Ready.gov to find additional resources related to Individuals with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs.


South Carolina Athletics Clear Bag Policy

As the 2016-2017 academic year begins, a new “Clear Bag Policy” will now be enforced at all ticketed athletic events (e.g., baseball/softball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball). View the Clear Bag Policy webpage for more details. Medically necessary items information is found within the FAQ’s section.


Volunteer to be a Note Taker!

You can be a note taker for a fellow Gamecock student that would greatly appreciate your assistance. This can be used for community service hours and to build your resume, so find out more on how to become part of our note taker services!


Interested in becoming involved in a student organization on campus?

Join Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society today! For more information, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delta-Alpha-Pi-at-University-of-South-Carolina-Pi-Chapter/292086887479546.