Student Groups and Supports

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Student Groups
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The University of Oregon’s American Sign Language (ASL) has been accepted by select universities nationwide. The University of Oregon deemed American Sign Language as a second language in 2006.

AccessABILITY Student Union is a cross-disability group of students at UO. Its mission involves education, advocacy, and support. Specifically, the AccessABILITY Student Union attempts to educate the campus community about disabilities and disability culture, advocate for increased awareness and accessibility within physical and social environments on campus, and provide a supportive space for students with disabilities and their allies. Please feel free to contact the AccessABILITY Student Union ( if you have questions or would like to be placed on the email list.

Access Shuttle is a scheduled, shared ride service provided at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with permanent or temporary conditions that limit mobility.

Accessible Education Center (AEC) (formerly Disability Services) is part of the Undergraduate Studies Division of Academic Affairs. Our new name, effective Fall 2011, better reflects the broad scope of attention and support to individual students and the emphasis on systemic change to increase accessibility and inclusivity across campus. We are located in 164 Oregon Hall and welcome appointments from students, as well as inquiries from parents, and consultations with faculty/staff.

Adaptive Technology Center at the University of Oregon works with students who need to use assistive technologies, such as screen readers (text to speech), and voice recognition programs (speech to text), making accessible PDF syllabi, strategies for accessible web design, creating universal text handouts from PowerPoint.

The Counseling and Testing Center provides comprehensive mental health and testing services to UO students. All facilities, services, workshops, presentations are accessible to students with disabilities. Contact 541-346-3227 for accommodations.

University Health Center is a full service clinic which offers medical services from board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses. In addition we offer sports medicine and physical therapy services, dental services, medical laboratory services, health promotion information, x-ray services, pharmacy services, immunizations, travel medicine services and much more.

Library Accessibility Services services to assist patrons with disabilities in accessing the UO Library system and materials.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine department is staffed with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and a massage therapist with special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related conditions. These services are available to all university students. Services include evaluation and treatment of extremity injuries (knees, shoulders, ankles, etc.), post surgical rehab, spine care, manual therapy, massage, taping, custom orthotic fabrication, video motion assessment, and aquatic therapy.

Psychology Clinic, located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon, provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to residents of the Eugene-Springfield area, including faculty, staff, and students of the University of Oregon.

Student Support Services (SSS) helps undergraduates meet the rigours of higher education and graduate from the University of Oregon. The program is designed for students whose socioeconomic backgrounds, educational records, and personal situations suggest they may experience challenges at the UO that could be alleviated with use of support services.

Social Connectedness Group is an educational/social support group offered through the Accessible Education Center for students who are interested in improving social skills, connecting with other students, and finding community on campus. This group was initially created for students who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, but has been beneficial to other AEC registered students as well. For more information or if you are interested in joining Social Connectedness, please contact Anjuli Chitkara-Barry at 541-346-1071 or

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) helps students who need assistance with general or specific study skills. Peer tutors in entry-level undergraduate courses are available through TLC. Unless you are an SSS student, you will be responsible for paying your own tutor. Mathematics and writing laboratories are available on a drop-in basis for all students free of charge. In addition, TLC offers several courses.. Introduction to the University, a 3-credit course, provides students with an academic orientation to the University. Short courses for credit, as well as some noncredit workshops are offered. These often include areas such as speed reading, study techniques, grammar, mathematics review, and preparation workshops for the LSAT, GRE, and MCAT examinations.