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WSU Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Required because:

As an institution of higher education, WSU has a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities to comply with certain federal (Title II of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disability Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) and state (Washington Law Against Discrimination) civil rights laws. Therefore, we ask that all teaching faculty include the following information in every syllabus.

What to include:

Students with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations are available for students with temporary, chronic or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory, or psychological disabilities or conditions. If you have a disability or condition and need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit your campus’ Access Center/Services website to follow published procedures to request accommodations. Students may also contact their campus Access offices to schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor/Coordinator. All disability related accommodations are to be approved through the Access Center/Services on your campus. It is a university expectation that students connect with instructors (via email, Zoom, or in person) to discuss logistics within two weeks of each term or within two weeks after they have officially requested their accommodations.

For more information contact the Access Center located the Classroom Building, Room 110.

All accommodations must be approved through the Access Center.

WSU Online Course Syllabus Statement

The following statement is included for online courses:

Reasonable accommodations are available with online classes for students with a documented disability. All accommodations must be approved through your WSU Disability Services office. If you have a disability and need accommodations, we recommend you begin the process as soon as possible.

For more information contact an Access Center Coordinator on your home campus:


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Grievance policy and procedures

Faculty members have the same right as students to raise questions and concerns with disability services/accommodations, especially when it is believed that the accommodations granted present a fundamental alteration to the academic integrity of the course. In these cases, faculty must speak directly to the Access Center Coordinator and NOT to the student in question. In addition, faculty members are still obligated to provide all accommodations as stated in the Faculty Notification Letter until resolution is reached.

If a faculty member is still dissatisfied after the Access Center has considered the concern and provided rationale, the faculty should speak directly to the manager of the Access Center or his/her department chair. The department chair will confer with the Academic Leadership Team and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs as needed, and will respond to the faculty member within two weeks. Accommodations may not be adjusted until resolution is reached.