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Office of Accessibility Resources and Services

WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES AND SERVICES

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Welcome to High Point University Office of Accessiblity Resources and Services!  We are committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to their college education and university life. We advocate for students with disabilities by providing and coordinating appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access in an inclusive environment.

High Point University does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process or treatment of students with disabilities. In making reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, the University considers educational academic accommodations, accessible housing, architectural barriers, and other services available to all students.  To register with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services, please visit the OARS COMPASS Portal.  You will be asked for your HPU email and password to access the site.

 

Our Mission is to provide an inclusive environment which ensures equal access for all students to education and all aspects of University life by providing reasonable accommodations, participating in interactive student meetings, and promoting access to access for HPU students, staff, and faculty. High Point University will not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities. In making reasonable accommodations, architectural barriers, and other services available to all students.

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) aspires to empower students to receive equal access to education and all aspects of university life, through removing barriers to equal access and promoting self-advocacy through multidisciplinary partnerships. The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services is committed to helping students with disabilities achieve their academic goals by providing reasonable accommodations under appropriate circumstances. As part of the Office of Student Life, we handle the needs of students with disabilities and we take those needs seriously.

OARS supports the mission of the University, the Office of Student Life mission, and the OARS departmental mission through three primary tenets.

Remove barriers to equal access to learning, participating, and benefiting from the programs, services, and activities at High Point University.

Promote self-advocacy. OARS strives to help students develop skills to advocate for accommodations, increase understanding of their disability and be proactive in eliminating barriers.

Engage in multi-disciplinary partnerships to ensure appropriate and reasonable accommodations.