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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
21982 University Lane
Orange Beach , Alabama 36561-9000

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Services, Success Center
21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, 36561-9000
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About Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University (CSU) is a renowned for-profit, private university located in the vibrant city of Orange Beach, Alabama. Standing as a testament to academic excellence, this institution offers a wide array of programs and educational opportunities, catering to the education needs of a diverse student population.

Established with the vision of making quality education accessible to individuals seeking to advance their careers, CSU has created an innovative online learning environment that transcends geographical boundaries. With a commitment to accommodating busy working professionals, CSU provides flexible scheduling options that empower students to customize their education around their personal and professional responsibilities.

As a for-profit institution, Columbia Southern University operates on a business model that focuses on generating revenue and maximizing its financial viability. This approach allows the university to invest extensively in resources, technology, and faculty, ensuring students receive a comprehensive and valuable educational experience. By maintaining a robust financial foundation, CSU continually improves its offerings, adapting to the ever-evolving demands of the job market.

The location of Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama, plays a significant role in shaping the student experience. Nestled along the stunning Gulf Coast, Orange Beach boasts a warm climate, picturesque beaches, and a lively atmosphere. Students attending CSU have the unique advantage of living in a vibrant coastal community, offering a host of recreational activities and cultural opportunities.

Orange Beach is renowned for its outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, and water sports, making it an ideal destination for students seeking a balanced lifestyle. The city’s charming downtown area is brimming with boutique shops, eclectic restaurants, and art galleries, allowing students to immerse themselves in the local culture. Additionally, the Gulf State Park, located nearby, provides ample opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife observation.

While the physical campus of Columbia Southern University may not exist, the online learning platform fosters a strong sense of community and engagement among students. Through interactive discussion boards, multimedia presentations, and virtual collaborations, students gather in a virtual space that reflects the spirit of a traditional campus.

Faculty members at CSU bring a wealth of practical experience and academic expertise to the virtual classrooms. They are committed to providing exceptional instruction, offering personalized guidance, and continuously challenging students to exceed their own expectations. As the backbone of the university, CSU’s faculty members strive to not only impart knowledge but also inspire students to apply their skills in real-world situations.

Columbia Southern University’s mission of accessibility and quality education sets it apart from other academic institutions. By embracing innovative online learning methodologies, CSU enables students to embark on their educational journey without sacrificing their professional or personal commitments. This remarkable approach to education has garnered recognition and accreditation for CSU, further solidifying its commitment to academic excellence.

Whether aspiring to earn a degree, expand professional knowledge, or pursue personal growth, Columbia Southern University stands as a beacon of opportunity for individuals across the globe. Its location in the vibrant coastal city of Orange Beach adds a unique charm to the overall student experience, making CSU a sought-after destination for those seeking a flexible and high-quality education.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations