Student Statements about the Services of the OAS

Student Statements about the Services of the OAS

Fall 2015 Scholarship Applicants

  • The Office of AccessAbility Services has been very beneficial for me both academically and personally in the one semester that I have been a student here at Eastern and I know they will continue to be beneficial until I graduate.
  • With the help of OAS I am able to focus on my academics rather than focus on what I would have needed to take care of myself.
  • If it wasn’t for the Office of AccessAbility Services, I would not have been able to get everything done that I have accomplished at Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • Without the help of the OAS, I would have been unable to complete my work to the best of my ability.
  • I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders now that I have my accommodations.
  • Having the Office of AccessAbility Services as an option for students with a disability such as myself is so great and I am very thankful for them. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my life at Eastern as much as I do without the help of the OAS.
  • The Office of AccessAbility Services has allowed me to pursue my studies in a more meaningful and positive light.
  • The Office of AccessAbility Services has given me back my confidence to pursue my education.
  • Before I was always sad because I knew that I wanted to be a teacher, but I did not think that I would make it through school due to my disability. Now I look at my disability in a whole new light. Now, I will never let anything keep me from my dreams of being a teacher.
  • As an incoming junior transfer student in the Fall 2014 semester, I was at a loss as to how I would cope with my disability here. I knew I would be placed in transfer housing and would have a whole new set of professors that I had to tell my story to and hope they understood. Then I found out about OAS and, it may sound corny, but it was a huge weight off my shoulders.
  • Without supportive services, throughout my academic career – but particularly in college – my talents and dreams may well have gone unrealized.
  • The Office of AccessAbility Services has helped me tremendously during my first year of college.
  • Because of my accommodations, I have been able to live more comfortably away from home.
  • Partly because of the tremendous support of the Office of AccessAbility Services, my 3.92 GPA is one of the highest at Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • AccessAbility Services completely reframed my approach to my college journey, as I now know that whatever effort I invest, whatever knowledge I obtain, and whatever skills I develop, my grades will mirror that dedication and not suffer due to a disability that is out of my control.

 

Fall 2014 Scholarship Applicants

  • The Office of AccessAbility Services has allowed me the chance to let my true academic abilities shine through.
  • I think the OAS is an amazing tool that many students aren’t aware of.
  • With help from the OAS, I have been able to be less stressed and confident about the work I put into school and am overall a happier person knowing I am not alone. It has given me the extra support most students are looking for, but aren’t always able to find.
  • The OAS was there for me from the moment I was accepted to ECSU and I continue to rely on it to stay a prosperous student.
  • The OAS has also given me the ability to be a note-taker for other students and to give back. It is empowering to be disabled and yet provide a service to others who are in a similar situation and know that my contribution is truly helping someone.
  • The Office of Accessibility Services has been beyond helpful during my time here at Eastern. I would not be succeeding the way I am today without them.
  • I have been able to prosper as a student and a person thanks to the help of the OAS, and am getting one step closer to my future every day.
  • I have overcome many obstacles due to the Office of AccessAbility Services.
  • The Office of Accessibility Services has been beyond helpful during my time here at Eastern. I would not be succeeding the way I am today without them.
  • I appreciate this service that Eastern supplies to their students because each individual deserves an equal chance at obtaining their own success.
  • The OAS name alone made me feel like this department was put there to help me through.
  • Previously, no matter how highly I thought of my friends that had a disability, when I was given a diagnosis I felt labeled, and as though my degree wouldn’t mean as much. But this all changed when I registered with the center and realized no matter the accommodation, the work was still all my own and I earned every grade I received.
  • The most important thing I have learned is about advocating for myself. This is a skill that will help me before and after graduation, and working in the career of my choice.
  • The OAS office has helped me when I needed it most; without the OAS I would not still be in school and graduating in one year.
  • As an incoming freshman the Office of AccessAbility has confirmed my decision for attending Eastern.
  • I can guarantee the next person who uses the OAS will have a better time at Eastern Connecticut State University, academically and socially.
  • Unfortunately, society often looks down upon those with psychological or physical disabilities, and stereotypes them as not being as capable. Thankfully, services such as OAS realize that everyone is capable; some just have different obstacles to overcome.
  • Due in part to the AccessAbility office, and taking advantage of the resources available, I unlocked my true potential.