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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Osher Policies

Privacy Policy

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at KU does not share, sell, or rent its mailing lists. You have our assurance that any information you provide will be held in confidence by the Institute.

We occasionally use mailing lists that we have leased. If you receive unwanted communication from the Institute, it is because your name appears on a list we have acquired from another source. In this case, please accept our apologies.

Class Format

Osher members enjoy interactive and participatory teaching and learning environments. Generally, courses require no homework, out-of-class preparation, or testing.

Class Cancellation

Although highly unlikely, a class may be canceled due to under-enrollment or some other circumstance beyond the Institute’s control. Members will be notified of a course cancellation and have the option of transferring their registration to another course or requesting a refund.

Refund Policy

If there is no stated deadline, a written or e-mailed request for a refund will be honored up to one week before a course begins. A $30 fee will be charged for returned checks.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Program Accessibility

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-5823 or mark the space on the registration form, and a KU Professional & Continuing Education representative will contact you to discuss your needs. To ensure accommodation, please register at least two weeks before the start of the class. See the nondiscrimination policy above.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email lpe@ku.edu or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you to contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.