Disability Services

Western values disability as an aspect of diversity and is committed to moving our campus toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all students.

Disability Services works with students, faculty and staff to ensure that all students have equitable access to campus curricula, facilities, services and resources. Aligned with our commitment to diversity, we envision a welcoming campus that is readily usable and accessible by students with varied characteristics, strengths and challenges. We strive to provide access that is proactive, sustainable, equitable and inclusive to the widest population possible.

Accommodation Requests

  1. Complete the Request for Disability Accommodations form. 
    • If you're only requesting accommodations for housing, including Emotional Support Animals, please visit the housing accommodations page
  2. Provide disability documentation
  3. Attend an in-person intake interview with Cheyenne Terry the first week of classes (or when submitting information).
Accommodations are personalized for each student and their needs. Accommodations may be finalized upon completion of the intake interview. Please allow 7-10 business days for review of request and disability accommodations.
Current students who have already registered with Disability Services do not need to re-register unless accommodation needs or documentation has changed. Remember to stop by the Academic Resource Center at the beginning of each semester to request faculty letters.

Access Commitment 

Western Colorado University is committed to providing educational opportunities for all students and assisting them in making their college experience fully accessible and positive. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, Western recognizes a student with a disability as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. The Academic Resource Center coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and students experiencing barriers due to inaccessibility. All reasonable accommodations are individualized, flexible and confidential based on the nature of the disability.


disability@wesern.edu | 970.943.7056 | Taylor Hall 302