As used in this section, "educational institution" means a state university or college, state-assisted institution of higher education, nonprofit educational institution described in Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code, or institution registered under Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code.
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate against any individual on account of any disability:
(A) In admission or assignment to any academic program, course of study, internship, or class offered by the institution;
(B) In permitting participation in any activity that is sponsored by the institution or that takes place on property owned, operated, or controlled by the institution;
(C) In the awarding of any form of financial aid or other benefits available to students;
(D) In admission or assignment to housing or other facilities owned, operated, or controlled by the institution;
(E) In awarding of grades or granting of certificates, diplomas, or degrees offered by the institution.
Nothing in this section prohibits any educational institution from establishing bona fide requirements or standards for admission or assignment to academic programs, courses, internships, or classes; for permitting participation in activities; for awarding of financial aid or other benefits; or for the granting of grades, certificates, diplomas, or degrees, which requirements or standards may include reasonable qualifications for demonstrating necessary skill, aptitude, physical capability, intelligence, and previous education.
Nothing in this section requires any educational institution to construct, reconstruct, improve, enlarge, or alter any building, facility, or property owned, operated, or controlled by the institution, in any manner, for the purpose of making the building, facility, or property accessible to persons with a disability, provided that this section does not exempt an educational institution from compliance with standards adopted under section 3781.111 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-17-2000 .