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An inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, Opportunity Orange Scholars will welcome its first cohort of students in August 2022.

Enriching the OSU Community

Building on OSU’s mission as a land-grant University and commitment to diversity, Opportunity Orange Scholars will enhance lives of students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and enrich the OSU community by promoting lifelong learning and advancing knowledge and skills necessary for competitive employment and independent living. Opportunity Orange Scholars will provide a college path for students who currently have no option of attending college in Oklahoma due to the level of support they require. Full admission criteria is currently under development and applications will be available beginning Spring 2022. 

A comprehensive transition program

Designed to include young adults 18 to 26 who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and do not meet OSU’s admission criteria for degree-seeking students, Opportunity Orange Scholars can pursue a two-year, non-degree Certificate Program with an additional, non-degree advanced Certification Program option. 

Institute for Developmental DisabilitiesResearch and community programming

Learning from and working alongside individuals and their families.

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Dr. Jennifer Jones

Associate Professor

Dr. Kami Gallus

Research Professor


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