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.

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.