Oregon State University (OSU) is committed to providing access to all. One way that OSU does this is by acknowledging that some of you may require a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) while in the learning environment.

Please be aware:

  • OSU does not provide PCA services
  • PCA’s are hired, paid and employed by you, the student they are assisting
  • PCA’s are not classroom or lab assistants
  • PCA’s are required to abide by all OSU policies, including but not limited to the Student Code of Conduct
  • PCA’s are only permissible in the classroom or lab when you are present
  • PCA’s may not be enrolled in the class they are working in and will not receive academic credit for the class

In order to bring a PCA to OSU, you must register with Disability Access Services (DAS) prior to the PCA attending your classes. You must identify the classes the PCA will attend through DAS Online Services each term.

If you require a PCA while living in the residence halls, you must register with DAS and request housing accommodations through University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS).

Refer to the PCA guidelines for more detailed information regarding student, PCA and Disability Access Services (DAS) roles and responsibilities.