Welcome to OARS
Welcome to High Point University Office of Accessibility Resources and Services! The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to their college education and university life when environmental and academic barriers are identified. OARS engages with faculty and staff to provide and coordinate appropriate and reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabi...

Welcome to High Point University Office of Accessibility Resources and Services! The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to their college education and university life when environmental and academic barriers are identified. OARS engages with faculty and staff to provide and coordinate appropriate and reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. They will also support students with disabilities in their pursuit of self-advocacy, independence, and equal access.

Contact the OARS Office
Office closed for lunch daily from 12:00-1:00 pm
Open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

OARS will be transitioning from COMPASS to a new accommodation platform called Accommodate. OARS will start the roll-out of Accommodate soon. Students that are currently enrolled at High Point University, Faculty, and Staff will need to start preparing for this transition. Due to this transition, we are asking that incoming freshmen wait to submit accommodation requests. We understand that change is scary and sometimes a little messy, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as this transition is made. We are very excited about this new platform and believe you will be too!

 

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, and other services available to all students. To register with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services or to make an appointment with an Accessibility Specialist, please visit the OARS COMPASS Portal. You will be asked for your HPU email and password to access the site.

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services aspires to remove barriers, promote self-advocacy, and engage in multi-disciplinary relationships to ensure equal access for all students at High Point University.

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) strives to provide an inclusive environment that 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 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, the University considers educational academic accommodations, accessible housing, and other services available to all students.

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. OARS is committed to helping students with disabilities achieve their academic goals by providing reasonable accommodations under appropriate circumstances. As part of the Office of Academic Services, we handle the needs of students with disabilities and we take those needs seriously.

OARS with continue to support the mission of the University, the Office of Academic Services’ mission, and the OARS departmental mission.

 

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services is on the 4th floor of the Smith Library.

 

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Anna Ward, MMT
Director
Phone (336) 841-9026
Fax (336) 888-6324
Contact Anna

 

 

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Dana Bright, M.Ed.
Assistant Director
Phone (336) 841-9026
Fax (336) 888-6324
Contact Dana

 

 

Brittany McLeod, M.A.Brittany McLeod
Accessibility Specialist
Phone (336) 841-9026
Fax (336) 888-6324
Contact Brittany

 

 

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Accessibility Specialist
Phone (336) 841-9026
Fax (336) 888-6324
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Melanie Chapman
Accessibility Testing Coordinator
Phone (336) 841-9026
Fax (336) 888-6324
Contact Melanie

 

 

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Meredith Cummings
Administrative Assistant
Phone (336) 841-9026
Fax (336) 888-6324

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