Nondiscriminatory and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity

Ohio Christian University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs. In conformity with the pertinent requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 enacted by the Congress of the United States, Ohio Christian University does not within the context of its religious principles, heritage, mission or goals discriminate on the basis of sex in the area of employment, admission, educational programs or other activities.

For additional information, please use the contact below.

OCU Title IX Coordinator

David Pennington

Telephone: (740) 420-5906

e-mail: dpennington@ohiochristian.edu


Nondiscriminatory and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations ("Section 504"), no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The University does not discriminate in admission or access to, participation in, or employment in, its programs or activities.

Designation of Section 504 Compliance Officer:

The President has designated the Director of Accreditation and Assessment as the University's Section 504 Compliance Officer (hereinafter "Compliance Officer"), whose responsibility it shall be to coordinate the University's efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the University's duty to address any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or denial of equal access. The Compliance Officer has been trained in the requirements of Section 504 and the ADA and is responsible for providing proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act to students, faculty, staff members, and the general public. The Compliance Officer may be reached at:

Ohio Christian University

Attn: David Pennington

504 Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator

1476 Lancaster Pike

Circleville, OH 43113

Phone Number: 740-420-5906

Fax Number: 866-510-2708

Email: complianceofficer@ohiochristian.edu

Applicable Definitions:

As used in this policy, "an individual with a disability" means a person who has had a record of, or is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working. Major life activities also include the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

With respect to the University's education programs or activities, only students who have an actual disability are entitled to accommodation, although all students who met the definition of a disability (e.g., being regarded as disabled or having a record of a disability), are protected from discrimination. Also as used within this policy, a qualified person with a disability means a student with a diagnosed disability who meets the academic and technical standards requisite for admission to or participation in the University's education program or activity.

As used in this policy, "accommodations" include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, or other reasonable accommodations.

Application for Accommodation:

It is the responsibility of the student with a disability to identify him/herself to the 504 Coordinator, who may be contacted at the following location:

1476 Lancaster Pike

Circleville, OH 43113

Phone Number: 740-420-5906

Fax Number: 866-510-2708

complianceofficer@ohiochristian.edu

Alternatively, a student may identify him/herself to the office of the 504 Coordinator at the following location:

1476 Lancaster Pike

Circleville, OH 43113

Phone Number: 740-477-7803

Fax Number: 866-510-2708

complianceofficer@ohiochristian.edu

It is the responsibility of the student with a disability to provide person identified above the required documentation in order to request and, if appropriate, receive any accommodation. Given the specific nature of each student's disability, the appropriate accommodation shall be determined on an individual basis.

Students who wish to request an accommodation are required to submit a written request for accommodation to the University's Section 504 Compliance Officer. Students must use the University approved "Request for Accommodation" form that may be obtained from the 504 Compliance Officer or via http://www.ohiochristian.edu/about/nondiscriminatory-policy.

Students requesting an accommodation are also required to provide documentation that supports the existence of a current disability to the University. Generally, such documentation will need to include information from a qualified healthcare professional that: (1) provides a current diagnosis of the disability, (2) indicates information about the severity and longevity of the disability, and (3) may offer suggestions and/or recommendations for necessary and appropriate accommodation(s). For the purposes of this policy, “current