Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

In accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, Odessa College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities. The Vice President of Administrative Services is designated as the coordinator for college compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with a disability should contact the Odessa College Pathways Advising Center, 432- 335-6433, for information and assistance with obtaining accommodation services. An advisor who specializes in accommodation assistance is available. The college strives to provide a complete range of services for students with special needs including, but not limited to technology, workshops and organizations to help with their education while attending Odessa College. Students with disabilities will be responsible for disclosing their disability and the need for accommodations.

Documentation provided will need to be from a professional in the field, who is properly licensed or certified in the field appropriate for the diagnosis of the particular disability claimed.

Recommendations made by the professional will be incorporated as appropriate into the academic advisement plan for the student. Accommodations for placement testing are available and must be planned for in a timely manner, to plan accordingly for the targeted term or semester to attend classes.

Financial Aid

OC awards more than $11 million annually in grants, scholarships, loans and work programs. Applications for these programs are available on the Odessa College’s website (www.odessa.edu) under Financial Aid.

Students who receive federal financial aid must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and complete 66% of the classes for which they enroll. Students who have received any type of financial assistance through Odessa College must check with the SFS Office before dropping any classes during the term or long semester. If a student who is awarded a federal grant or loan completely withdraws from classes the student may be responsible for repaying a portion of that grant or loan.

Lost & Found

All articles found on campus should be taken to Campus Police. Those who have lost articles should check with Campus Police. The Campus Police department is located on the first floor of the Spur building. 

Veterans

Veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, and their family members may be entitled to received educational benefits such as GI Bill (federal) or Hazlewood Act (state). Students who wish to receive these benefits or would like information may consult the OC Veterans Affairs Coordinator. For assistance, call (432) 335-6833, email veterans@odessa.edu, or visit the Saulsbury Campus Center Rm 202B on the 2nd floor.