Disability Services

Wesleyan College is committed to equal education and full participation for all students. The Office of Student Disability Services, located within the Academic Center on the ground floor of the Olive Swann Porter Building, is committed to supporting students with disabilities in their academic, social, and emotional success. The Director of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition offers confidential counseling for academic issues and serves as the Coordinator of Disability Services/ Section 504 Compliance Officer.

If a student with a disability wishes to receive academic or service adjustments (accommodations), it is the responsibility of the student to inform the Director of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and provide current documentation (within three years) prior to the first day of class for the semester the student wishes to receive accommodations. To continue to be considered for accommodations, a student must register with the Office of Student Disability Services no later than the end of the drop/take period each semester.

If the documentation meets the requirements as stated in the Disability Services guidelines, the Director will approve reasonable accommodations and notify the student in writing of this approval. If the documentation does not meet the requirements, additional information or contact with the medical professional may be required. The student is then expected to identify herself and present documentation, provided by the Office of Student Disability Services, to the appropriate staff or faculty member within the first week of the semester to determine a contract for which the accommodations will be administered. The student will then return the contract to the Office of Disability Services within the first two weeks of the semester. Accommodations that decrease the integrity of a course or activity on campus will not be approved.

Any individual who feels that she has been denied appropriate accommodations, access, or been discriminated against on the basis of disability, can file a complaint using the College's Student Complaint Process which can be found in the Wesleyanne: Student Handbook.

If you have a disability and would like to receive accommodations at Wesleyan College, please complete the Request for Services Form, and send it, along with your disability documentation as determined by a qualified medical professional, to Christy Henry, Director of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Documentation must be on letterhead, typed, dated, signed, and should include the following information:

1. Name of the student
2. The credentials of the evaluator
3. Date last evaluated
4. A description of the methodology used and test scores that support the diagnosis
5. A clear diagnostic statement
6. Information on the current functional limitations and prognosis of the condition
7. Specific recommended accommodations that are directly related to current
functional limitations

Disabilty Request for Services Form Download

Many buildings on Wesleyan’s historic campus date back to the early 1900s; therefore, any buildings constructed before 1977 may not be fully accessible. Students with physical impairments and/or disabilities should consult with the Director of Disability Services/Section 504 Compliance Officer. Wesleyan can modify the location of classes being held in inaccessible facilities to accommodate the needs of physically impaired or disabled students.