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We are closed on all Campus Holidays
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The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides reasonable accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities have access to Western Oregon University (WOU) and its programs; through intentional interventions, programs, and services in order that WOU will meet federal requirements, encourage personal growth, and increase effective communication for our students.
The Office of Disability Services is the official University department to review and house disability documentation as designated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Accessible Map (elevators, parking, ramps, and restrooms)
To request an interpreter, transcriber, or live captioning please fill out the Interpreter/Transcriber/Live Captioning Request Form
WOLF RIDE – Western Oregon University provides free, reliable, and accessible shuttle services to students
If you are hosting a WOU Event and have requested Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, please include the following statement to all advertisements: Captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided.
The statement below needs to be included on all advertisements for WOU events and gatherings:
“If you would like to request disability related accommodation(s) to participate in a WOU activity or event, please notify Disability Services (ODS) at 503-838-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least three (3) business days in advance. For ASL interpreting, Typewell transcribing, or captioning services please complete the online request form.“
ODS records are confidential; below, our Information Regarding Confidentiality and Privacy document includes the ODS Release of Information (ROI). A completed ROI allows ODS to share specified information with a designated entity, person or persons.
Note that records requests can take up to two weeks for processing.
“My goal is to ensure that WOU is a place of great accessibility for our students so that they are able to learn as much as they can without barriers and graduate with good grades to be able to compete in a world that is generally inaccessible.”
Assistant Director, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
“My hope for WOU students is that they are able to experience equitable access in all areas during their time here such that WOU offers a place of growth, connection, and self-reflection.”
Administrative Program Specialist
“As a higher education professional with a background in Disability Services, my goal is to model lifelong learning and provide support options for WOU students as they navigate college and beyond.”
“I am committed to making sure that WOU students with disabilities feel safe, welcomed and supported throughout their time here by providing personalized support and appropriate accommodations.”
WOU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by WOU.