EOSC Nondiscrimination Policies

Eastern Oklahoma State College, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding accessibility and non-discrimination policies:

Colby Carpenter
Carl Perkins Advisor/VA & ADA Coordinator
Enrollment Center, Library 156
    IDEA VS Section 504/ADA

    If you should have any additional questions, contact Eastern at:

    Main Campus: 918.465.2361
    Toll Free: 855-534-3672
    Relay Oklahoma number: 800-522-8506 TDD

    Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

    The Americans Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protection for people with disabilities to employment in the public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunications.

    Accessibility Policy

    EOSC faculty include the following statement in the course syllabi each semester:
    • The faculty, staff, and administration at Eastern Oklahoma State College will adhere to the policies as set in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are committed to making reasonable accommodations for all with disabilities who are qualified to be in an Associate degree program. Eastern’s learning platform for online course delivery (Blackboard Learn) also meets accessibility standards.
    • Students are responsible for submitting all professional documentation outlining specific needs and requirements to the Student Disability Services Coordinator in the Enrollment Center (Library 156, 918.465.1810). This professional documentation must be established before any accommodations can be made by the instructor or by appropriate college personnel. Depending on the specific documented disability of the qualified student, course accommodations may include a wide variety of options. Any accommodations will be determined by campus personnel responsible for ADA accommodations in conjunction with the professionally documented disability of the student.

    Services Available

    Student Disability Services is committed to providing assistance to students that will facilitate their independence and academic progress. Students should utilize these services to support their academic goals. Reasonable accommodations are based on appropriate documentations and disability-related needs, and not desire. Students should be aware that services will be designed in a manner to remove barriers in the classroom that could hinder a student’s ability to learn. Services are not intended to give the student an unfair advantage over other students in the class. Each case will be viewed individually and determinations made upon the documentation submitted and discussion with the student. When providing accommodation for disabilities, institutions of higher education are not required to lower academic standards or compromise the integrity of the school or program.

    Affirmative Action Policy

    In compliance with the Executive Order 11246; Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1974, and all other federal, state, school rules, laws, regulations and policies, Eastern Oklahoma State College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, status as a veteran or disability in the educational programs or activities which it operates. Such nondiscrimination applies to all policies, practices, and procedures, including those pertaining to admission.

    It is the intent of the Eastern Oklahoma State College administration, faculty, and staff to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law in making certain that discrimination does not exist in its policies, regulations, and operations. Grievance procedures for Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act have been established for students, their parents, and staff members who feel discrimination has been shown by the College.

    Any complaint may be referred to:

    Amy Armstrong
    Vice President of Administrative Services

    Complaints may also be filed with the Regional Office for Civil Rights. Address correspondence to:
    U. S. Department of Education, Region VII
    Office for Civil Rights
    10220 N. Executive Hills Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO 64153