The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has issued the following policy (adoptedAugust 16, 1991) for students with disabilities:
Section I: Equal Opportunity Policy for the State System-- The Oklahoma State System for Higher Education in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.
Section II: Policy for Disabled Students in the State System - Qualified current or prospective or disabled persons may not, on the basis of disability, be denied access to or be subjected to discrimination in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. In administering this policy, the state regents and the institutions within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education will use the following guidelines:
- Limitations may not be made on the number or proportion of disabled persons admitted to the institutions with the state system or to a program administered in the state system.
- The qualified disabled person must identify his/her disability before he/she may request accommodation for assessment for admission, retention, transfer or award within the state system.
Definitions: A disability will be those currently defined in federal law.
The assessment criteria or admissions test used for disabled students will have been validated as a predictor of academic success and will not have a disproportionately adverse effect in excluding persons based on disability status. Such tests will be administered in ways and in facilities that assure reasonable accommodation and accessibility.