Welcome to our New Students!
The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) is excited to meet you. Our office and Baylor University are committed to ensuring equal access in all aspects of the college experience for students with disabilities in all of Baylor’s programs, including those taking courses online. Accommodations can include any changes, modifications, equipment, or services requested by students because of their disability—that includes classroom, housing, meal plan or mobility needs.
Prospective students and their families have the opportunity to connect with OALA virtually as well. Schedule a virtual meeting or call us at 254-710-3605. You can also watch our information video to find out more information on the services we provide and find help on how to register!
You can follow the process to request accommodations or services. We encourage you to start the registration process as soon as possible. Certain accommodations can take a few weeks to put into place. The sooner we can start working with you on an accommodation plan, the more likely it will be in place by the time you need it. This helps us accommodate the large numbers of new students each fall. Even if you are unsure about using accommodations, you can establish eligibility now, so accommodations can be implemented quickly should you need them.
NOTE: Due to the large volume of applications we receive, the average length of time it will take to hear back is one to two weeks or around 10-14 days after your application materials are submitted. Last day to apply and receive services for the Spring 2023 semester is Friday, April 7th.
Current students: You are Invited to Join Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society
Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) Honor Society is a chartered student organization at Baylor University. This campus organization is for high achieving students with disabilities and run by students with disabilities. Since this organization is sponsored by the Office of Access and Learning Accommodation, there are not any fees to join. Based on your academic standing, you are invited to become a member.
Develop and maintain a communication network to promote peer support.
Exchange ideas between students with disabilities.
Collect and disseminate info on topics of relevance to disabled students in the post-secondary setting.
Promote participation in various aspects of campus life and across disciplines.
Open to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities at Baylor University.
Voting members must maintain cumulative GPA as follows-
Undergraduate students with 24 credit hours and 3.10 GPA
Graduate students with 18 credit hours and 3.30 GPA
Members must participate in 2 general meetings and 1 social event per semester.
Spring 2023 Schedule:
- February 6th: Meet and Greet- Come learn more about DAPi at 7pm
- February 7th: Possible tabling event at Dr. Pepper Hour
- February 27: New Member Induction Ceremony and General Meeting at 6pm
- March 13: Social at 3:30pm
- April 3: General Meeting
- April 11-16th: Accessibility Week
If you are unable to attend in person, general meetings will be held via Zoom to allow for members to participate and receive attendance credit. If there’s an event conflict with a class time, please message me to discuss other ways to stay involved.
Apply today to become a DAPi member. The application deadline for Spring 2023 will close on February 10th. Click here to access the DAPi Application via Qualtrics Survey Tool
To learn more about the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, please visit: http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/about-us/dapi-member-benefits/.