About Disability Services at IWU
Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to providing equal access to all campus
programs, opportunities, and activities for students with disabilities. Determination
of eligibility for reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids is based on documentation
received from qualified professionals. Documentation provided to Disability Services
is considered private and will be used for the expressed purpose of establishing protection
under the law, determining appropriate accommodations, and ensuring the effective
implementation of those accommodations. All provided information will be protected
against misuse by others.
Disability Services secures and maintains documentation of disabilities, as well as
determines reasonable accommodations. The Coordinator of Disability Services collaborates
with the student, faculty, and staff to facilitate and implement reasonable accommodations
and/or provide needed auxiliary aids.
Students are responsible for identifying themselves to Disability Services, for providing
relevant documentation, and for requesting accommodations each semester. Additionally,
students are strongly encouraged to contact the office as soon as they are admitted
to the University.
Self-advocacy is highly encouraged for students with disabilities as they progress
through their collegiate experience.
Process for Obtaining Academic Accommodations
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodations Information
Assistive Services at Ames Library
Emotional Support Animal Policy Statement
Forms to be completed by a qualified professional
Deafness or Hearing Loss Verification
Emotional Support Animal Verification
Emotional Support Animal Verification (fillable)
Learning Disability Verification
Medical, Physical, Visual Disability Verification
Psychological Disability Verification
Temporary Medical Condition Verification
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodation Request
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodation Request (fillable)
Disability Services has space and proctoring staff available for students eligible
for testing accommodations under the American Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990). After
the student requests and discusses their testing accommodations with their professor, the professor must submit this Google Form to schedule the test(s)/quiz(zes). The form must be submitted from the professor's IWU email account at least 3 business days before the exam is to be proctored. Once the form is received and processed, the student and professor will receive
a confirmation email with the scheduling details.
Chandra M. Shipley, M.S.Ed.
Director of Academic Advising & Coordinator of Disability Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
110 Holmes Hall
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900