Empowering Students to become Active and
Independent learners in their own academic success.
The Center for Accommodation and Access coordinates the compliance of Columbus State University with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, P.L. 101-336 (July 26, 1990), as amended by P.L. 110–325 (September 25, 2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, not merely to achieve legality, but to foster academic potential through individualized plans tailored to the particular needs of students with disabilities. Students with documented physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities should contact the Center for Accommodation and Access as early as possible. It takes approximately 5 days to process a new student, which includes not only review of disability documentation, but also attending an intake meeting with the disability services professional. Scheduling the intake appointment with the Center for Accommodation and Access is the responsibility of the student.
University System of Georgia guidelines for documenting a disability can be found at the following link: http://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section3/
Know Your Rights & Responsibilities under Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1974) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for students in higher education:
If you have any questions, or you need to register with the Center for Accommodation and Access, please contact:
Lauren Jones McKown J.D., Director/Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Center for Accommodation and Access
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645
Schuster Student Success Center - Room 221
Our hours of operation are as follows: Main campus, Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm and Fridays 8:00am - 5:00pm. Starting in spring semester, Riverpark campus hours of operations for the CAA office. Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00am - 5:00pm when the university is open for regular business.
**The Center for Accommodation and Access will be closed from December 21 through December 29 and on January 1.
CSU students discuss how their disabilities affect them in their daily lives and in the classroom.