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1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland , Oregon 97520

Disability Resource Office

Disability Resources
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
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About Southern Oregon University

Located in the scenic city of Ashland, Oregon, Southern Oregon University (SOU) is a prestigious public institution that offers a diverse range of academic programs. With a long-standing commitment to providing quality education, SOU has established itself as a leading university in the region, attracting students from across the country and around the world.

As a four-year university, SOU is renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to student success. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1, students benefit from engaging classroom experiences and personalized attention from their professors. The university offers over 35 majors, including programs in the arts, business, sciences, and education, ensuring that every student can find their passion and pursue their desired career path.

SOU takes pride in its accessibility and inclusivity, providing equal opportunities for all students to thrive academically. This commitment is reflected in its outstanding accessibility score of 1, highlighting the university’s dedication to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Through various programs and resources, such as disability resources, tutoring services, and academic advising, SOU empowers students to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

Nestled in the vibrant city of Ashland, SOU enjoys a picturesque backdrop of natural beauty. Ashland is renowned for its stunning landscapes, with breathtaking mountains, lush forests, and the scenic Rogue River surrounding the city. This serene environment not only offers students ample opportunities for outdoor adventures but also provides a tranquil and conducive atmosphere for learning.

Moreover, Ashland is widely recognized for its thriving arts and cultural scene. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the largest and oldest professional regional theaters in the country, calls Ashland home, attracting theater enthusiasts from far and wide. The city also hosts various art galleries, music festivals, and cultural events throughout the year, providing students with endless opportunities to engage with and appreciate the arts.

Beyond its natural beauty and cultural offerings, Ashland boasts a dynamic community that warmly welcomes students. With its charming downtown filled with unique shops, delicious restaurants, and cozy coffee shops, students can immerse themselves in the local culture. Furthermore, Ashland’s commitment to sustainability aligns with SOU’s own dedication to environmental responsibility, fostering a shared ethos and encouraging students to become responsible global citizens.

Outside of the campus, students at SOU can explore the stunning natural wonders of the surrounding area. From hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail to skiing on Mount Ashland, outdoor enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise. The nearby Rogue Valley also offers ample opportunities for wine tasting, exploring farmer’s markets, and experiencing the region’s local cuisine.

In conclusion, Southern Oregon University is a renowned institution that offers a transformative educational experience in the heart of Ashland, Oregon. With its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, a wide range of academic programs, and a vibrant surrounding community, SOU provides students with the necessary tools to succeed both academically and personally. Whether students are inspired by the natural beauty, engaging in the arts, or immersing themselves in the local community, SOU offers an exceptional university experience in a truly unique and captivating setting.

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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