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The W is for Everyone

 

Disability Services

One of the goals of the Student Success Center (SSC) is to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to learn and to express their knowledge. It is the policy and practice of The W to comply with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and other federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.

 

Who is eligible for services?

Students enrolled in degree and non-degree programs at The W, who meet all university program requirements, and who meet the definition of disability are eligible for services. A person with a disability is defined as any person who "...has a physical, emotional, or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of life's major activities; has a record of disability or is regarded as having a disability"(P.L. 101-136).

Student responsibilities

  • Identify themselves to the Student Success Center to initiate the accommodations process by filling out an accommodation request form
  • Provide the Student Support Specialist with recent documentation of the disability from a professional qualified to make a diagnosis
  • Submit a copy of the accommodations plan to each professor from whom accommodations will be requested
  • Request specific, approved accommodations from professors in a timely manner
  • Maintain academic requirements of the university

Testing Accommodations

1. Register for your accommodations with the Student Support Specialist.  Click on the blue Request Accommodations box above.  If you need assistance, please call 662.329.7138 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. If you would like to schedule an accommodated test, please call 662.329.7138 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All tests should be scheduled at least 5 days before the test. 

3. Print a testing routing form, which is available here.  Work with your instructor to complete the form.  A new form will need to be completed for each test needing accommodations. 

4. Your instructor will return the routing form to the Student Support Specialist. 

Faculty responsibilities

  • Understand and adhere to the laws and The W guidelines regarding students and their accommodations
  • Refer students to the Student Support Specialist when appropriate
  • Provide approved accommodations to students registered with the Student Support Specialist
  • Provide approved accommodations in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality of records concerning accommodated students
  • Provide Student Support Specialist with the completed test routing form at least 2 days before the test 

Have questions? Need more information? Please click on Faculty Resources.  


For more information, please call 662.329.7138 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Student Success Center

1st Floor Reneau Hall
Phone: (662) 329-7138
Fax: (662) 241-6035
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