Disability Services

Welcome to the Office of Disability and Testing Services!

The office of Disability & Testing Services is charged with providing services to students with disabilities. Disability & Testing Services also provides resources and supports for exams and assessments at Cleveland State University. There are over 1000 students registered to receive accommodations in a wide variety of areas of the campus experience. We engage students in an interactive process to determine which accommodations are appropriate for reducing barriers for our students. Supports are provided for students and faculty for testing accommodations, placement exams, and exam scoring through our Testing Services. Please visit our Accommodation Services page for more information about what resources and accommodations are provided through Disability & Testing Services.

Registering for Disability Services

For students seeking accommodations to reduce barriers to campus participation please review our Registration Process information.

Contacting and Finding Us

With questions about Disability Access issues please reach out to 216-687-2015 or ods@csuohio.edu in RW 210. Our staff does not have regular walk-in hours. It is strongly recommended for people to contact us in advance to schedule appointments with our staff to assure they are available to meet.

With questions about taking or scoring exams contact 216-687-2272 or testingservices@csuohio.edu in RW215

We are located in Rhodes Tower West. Rhodes West (RW) is the building on the west side of Rhodes Tower (RT) above East 21st Street. There are entrances on the plaza level next to the Central Garage (CG) top deck or on the south west corner of East 21st and Chester. The nearest visitor parking is between East 21st and East 22nd. The nearest pass holder parking is in Central Garage (CG). The building Address to use for RTA Paratransit is 2124 Chester Avenue.

Mission Statement

The Office of Disability and Testing Services (ODTS) engages Cleveland State University’s diverse community to ensure all aspects of the University experience are accessible. We partner to facilitate access by removing barriers through accommodations and services which empower and support students with disabilities. ​

Our office works to determine eligibility for accommodations, engages in interactive processes, while also supporting testing administration initiatives for select campus partners. ODTS acts as a resource to educate the campus community on the disability experience, valuing disability as a form of diversity, and the importance of equity.  

Disability & Testing Services Staff

Dr. Nicholas Petty
Point of Contact for Director, Disability and Testing Services
Jeffrey Dell
Assistant Director Assistive Technology & Access
Hailey Cyrus
Manager, Testing & Note Taking Services
Bill Milhoan
Accessible Media Specialist
Iris Zana
Test Proctor