Ohio University

Gateway to Success

Gateway to Success (GTS) is a program hosted by Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at Ohio University across our Athens and regional campuses. GTS is designed to allow students with disabilities, typically in their Junior year, an opportunity to visit campus and to experience some of what it is like to be a college student. The Gateway to Success program is designed to assist students with disabilities in the transition process from high school to post-secondary education and training regardless of where they may choose to attend.

Participating students have the opportunity to learn about accommodations in college, take an interest inventory, learn about the types of careers and postsecondary training or education that might support their goals and interests, have lunch on campus, learn about assistive technology, understand assistance available from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and, explore how to pay for college. In addition, previous GTS programs have included question and answer sessions with current OU students with disabilities, the opportunity to sit in on a college class, discussions of the application and intake process, and a tour of campus.

There is no cost to the students to participate in this opportunity. Our hope is that this may allow some of our local students who might not be thinking about college or post-secondary training as an option for them, to reconsider.

We are pleased to extend this opportunity to area students, and encourage anyone interested to contact SAS with questions. GTS is scheduled as a one-day, field-trip style experience. SAS does ask that the school provides a point of contact to coordinate the trip, provide transportation and have at least one employee attend the program.

For more information, please contact:

For general questions, please contact Dr. Carey Busch by phone (740) 593-2620 or email buschc@ohio.edu.

Upcoming Gateway to Success Opportunities:

Athens (main) Campus

  • Fall 2018 Dates: To be determined
  • Contact: Dr. Carey Busch at 740-593-2620 or buschc@ohio.edu

Lancaster Campus

  • Fall 2018 Dates: To be determined
  • Contact: Heidi Cottrill at 740-681-3325 or cottrilh@ohio.edu

Southern Campus

  • Fall 2018 Dates: To be determined
  • Contact: Teresa McKenzie at 740-533-4622 or mckenzt1@ohio.edu

Chillicothe Campus

  • Coming soon! Please contact us if you are interested in being a school for a pilot program.
  • Contact: Heidi Cottrill at 740-774-7253 or cottrilh@ohio.edu

Zanesville Campus

  • Coming soon! Please contact us if you are interested in being a school for a pilot program.
  • Contact: Nina Henderson at 740-588-1410 or hendersn@ohio.edu

Eastern Campus

  • Coming soon! Please contact us if you are interested in being a school for a pilot program.
  • Contact: Nina Henderson at 740-699-2515 or hendersn@ohio.edu