Disability Services

Welcome to Western! We're happy you've chosen Western Colorado University as the place to pursue your educational goals. Our office serves as the campus liaison for students who may experience barriers in their learning environment due to a disability. 

We value disability as an aspect of diversity and are committed to moving our campus towards an equitable and inclusive environment for all students. If you have questions about our department, or have a need for academic or housing accommodations, please contact any member of our staff at (970) 943-7056, or stop by and visit with us in Taylor Hall 302.

Students requesting academic accommodations will complete a three-step interactive process:

  1. Complete the electronic Request for Disability Accommodations
    • If you are only requesting accommodations for housing, including Emotional Support Animals, please visit this page.
  2. Provide disability documentation, and
  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 his/her needs for access to Western's education, and will 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. If you have any questions or would like to set up regular meetings, please contact Cheyenne Terry.

If you need assistance with any electronic form and/or would like a form mailed to you, please contact our office at disability@western.edu or 970-943-7056.

Our Mission:

We work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that all students at Western have equitable access to campus curricula, facilities, services, and resources through universal design, accommodations, and creative solutions.

Our Vision:

Aligned with Western Colorado University’s commitment to diversity, we envision a welcoming campus that is readily usable and accessible by students with varied characteristics, strengths, and challenges. To that end, we strive to provide access that is proactive, sustainable, equitable, and inclusive to the widest population possible.

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.

Staff

Headshot of Cheyenne Terry

Cheyenne Terry

ADA Coordinator

cterry@western.edu

970-943-2113

Taylor Hall 302