Washington & Jefferson College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities who are admitted through our regular admission process. The College fully supports the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The College’s goal is to make its programs and facilities available to all students so that students with disabilities can be integrated as completely as possible into the W&J community.
For students with physical disabilities, the College provides accessibility within its facilities and programs and will, within the spirit of reasonable accommodation, adapt or modify those facilities and programs to meet individual needs on a case-by-case basis. Although not all facilities and programs are accessible, students with physical disabilities can expect classes or activities to be moved to accessible buildings, adaptive environments to be created, or auxiliary equipment to be allowed on an individual basis and in a manner reasonable for both the student and the College. Accommodations for students with physical disabilities will be based on documentation (prepared by an attending physician) that meets the College’s standards.
For students with learning and psychological disabilities, the College accommodates on a case-by-case basis. W&J’s goal is to work with students in order both to provide reasonable accommodations and to help students develop learning strategies that will enable them to succeed in the world beyond W&J. Accommodations for students with such disabilities will be based on documentation (prepared by a psychologist or other qualified professional) that meets the College’s standards.
W&J does not offer a specialized curriculum for persons with disabilities. Instead, the College works with the student to provide reasonable accommodations within the W&J curricular framework. Such reasonable accommodation may involve curricular modifications only if they do not substantially alter course content or requirements essential to the academic program. While W&J is committed to working in partnership with students with disabilities, the College reserves the right to make educational decisions on a case-by-case basis about what are the most reasonable accommodations.