Visitors to the CSU campus will find it largely accessible. Parking for persons with disabilities is available in most lots and near each building. Because the Cleveland State University campus is always expanding and improving you will want to keep up with the following information.
The campus map is updated as permanent changes occur on campus. The file is a PDF document so you will need Adobe Reader or another PDF viewer to see it.
This Fall CSU will also start displaying Tactile Maps in select locations around campus. These maps were designed for universal access so that all students of differing abilities can use them. These maps can be read visually or felt by blind students to find locations and accessible routes of travel. Portable tactile maps can be borrowed from the Office of Disability Services.
Ample accessible parking is available on campus. For more information regarding CSU Parking Services, refer to their website.
Students, employees, and visitors will need to display valid Disability Parking Placards from the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The application for temporary and long-term disabled parking placards can be found on that website at http://bmv.ohio.gov. Students, employees, and visitors are still expected to pay the appropriate CSU parking fees. Please see the Ohio BMV website for regulations regarding temporary disabled parking privileges.
The Inner Link, also known as the Interior Connector, connects many buildings on campus by a second floor corridor, making travel during the winter and inclement weather easier for all. The linking corridors are marked with lime green (some yellow) dots along the baseboard. There is an Inner Link route from East 17th Street to East 24th street that is mostly indoors. After the construction of our new Student Center is complete the first floor outdoor reroute will be moved inside to the 2nd floor.
Due to multiple construction projects on campus, please call ahead to your destination to make sure the accessible route has not changed. Accessible routes will be available but may change as construction progresses. Check the Construction update information to find the latest on construction projects at CSU.
Visitors with disabilities who are coming for campus events should contact the event sponsor (person, department, or organization) that is hosting the event to request accommodations. The ODS can assist with these requests when necessary. A minimum of two weeks notice is necessary for most accommodations; sign language interpreters and alternate text requests should be made four weeks in advance.
The Campus Safety Escorts are made available, by the Campus Police department, to escort a person from the parking lot to the buildings or from any location on campus to their destination. If you are new to campus and cannot find the location you need call (216) 687-2020 to set up a safety escort. For students faculty, and staff that will be at CSU regularly this should not be used in place of personal orientation and mobility skills. If you need a proper orientation to campus call Disability Services or talk to your rehabilitation counselor.
CSU strives to provide education in accessible locations. Because some of our programs are offered in off-campus locations, a four-week advance notice of disability related needs will allow CSU to check the accessibility of the site and make changes if necessary.
The Wolstein Center at CSU is equipped to be accessible to visitors with a wide variety of disabilities. Please call the Wolstein Center directly with any questions: (216) 687-9292.
Conference Center facilities, at the Wolstein Center, are fully accessible to those with mobility impairments. Call the event services manager at (216)687-5081 for further questions.
To get more information about events at CSU conference facilities and the Wolstein Center contact the following groups: