August 2021

Dear Students,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the fall semester! Due to a high volume of requests, there may be slight delays with response time and with the overall accommodation process. Please know all of our OSAS specialists are working diligently to address your inquiries and requests as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.

For students who have completed the registration process, this section of the website provides helpful information regarding your OSAS-approved accommodations and/or auxiliary aids and services.  Here you can learn more about the role of your OSAS Specialist, as well as your own Roles, Rights and Responsibilities.

  • Serve as a self-advocate.
  • Make use of available resources.
  • Seek assistance from OSAS (your Specialist) when you have questions or concerns about your accommodations/services.
  • Receive approved accommodations and services when requested in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Request reconsideration of decisions or review of concerns according to our Resolving Concerns options.
  • Contact the Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX) to initiate investigation of a complaint of discrimination by any member of the University.
Disclose OSAS-registration and approved accommodations/services by preparing and providing your Letters of Accommodation. Letters are created by students in MyOSAS, and are then delivered via email or in person by the student to each faculty each semester.
  • Support students in their self-advocacy, self-determination, and use of OSAS accommodations and services.
  • Serve as on-going point of contact (Specialists) and continual resource for students throughout their USC tenure.
  • Advise the broader University on matters of equal access, non-discrimination and accessibility.
Work with faculty and academic programs to determine appropriate accommodations and services that do not cause a fundamental alteration to standards of the University, program of study or course(s). Possibly offer mediation between students and University faculty/staff in complex cases.