The staff of the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) at USC Sumter is guided by a model of student empowerment. We are part of a team
of faculty and staff that recognizes that college is a time of transition for all
students. We know that students with disabilities face the same challenges as every
college bound young adult plus the challenges related to limitations imposed by disabilities.
Even so, a successful transition into an independent adult life is every college student’s
It's all about You
“We do nothing about you, without you” – Any action regarding access to services, seeking special assistance or providing
reasonable accommodation must be initiated by you.
“We speak with you, not about you” – All communication in any matter related to you flows through you.
“No one speaks for you, or acts for you but you” – We look to you to express your needs, provide us with information that will help
us assist you, and keep in contact with us.
Federal Law requires this. University policies require this. But most importantly,
our desire to provide you with the best service in this time of transition requires