Student Accessibility Services Policies
Mon - Fri
8am - 5pm
Documentation (testing, letters from licensed providers, evaluations) provided by students during the registration process is kept electronically by SAS and is not shared with other departments at WSU. Students are strongly discouraged from sharing their documentation from faculty members or other members of the WSU community.
Rights and Responsibilities of Student Accessibility Services
- Require appropriate, professional documentation by a qualified professional demonstrating the nature and extent of the functional limitations.
- Deny a request for accommodations for reasons such as failure to submit required documentation, or when the documentation does not indicate that the accommodation is necessary.
- Refuse a request for an unreasonable accommodation or one which would alter an essential element of a course or degree program.
- Discuss specific disability-related information with WSU faculty or staff on a need-to-know basis in order to perform its functions. For example, information is released to Campus Police for emergency planning and response.
- Review requests for accommodation, including Registration Form and documentation provided by qualified professional.
- Respond in a timely manner.
- Engage students who request accommodations in an interactive intake process.
- Maintain confidentiality of student documentation and communications.
- Provide reasonable academic, physical, housing, and technological accommodations for WSU students.
- Provide notification of grievance procedures.
- Act in accordance with Federal and State laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability.
Accommodation Appeal Policy
SAS approves reasonable accommodations after reviewing documentation and an interactive intake meeting with a student. If an accommodation is denied, a student can appeal the decision within 7 days.
Students with disabilities who feel they have been discriminated against in any of the policies, procedures, programs, or activities of the University can follow the Grievance policy.
Assistance Animal Policy
Students requesting an assistance animal should review the full Assistance Animal Policy in advance.
Service Animal Policy
Students with Service Animals do not have to notify SAS unless the animal will be living with them in the residence halls. Please review the full Service Animal policy if you will be bringing a service animal to campus.
Dietary Accommodations Policy
Students who are unable to have their dietary needs met by the dining hall can request dietary accommodations.
Communication Access Guide
This guide is intended for Faculty and Staff. It includes information about captioning, remote CART, TypeWell and FM Systems.
Housing Accommodation Policy
See Request Housing Accommodations for more information about housing accommodations.
Student Eligibility and Registration for Services
This policy outlines what students are eligible for accommodations and how they register with Student Accessibility Services.
Mon - Fri
8am - 5pm