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.

General Information

Process for Obtaining Academic Accommodations
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodations Information

Assistive Services at Ames Library
Service Animal Policy Statement
Emotional Support Animal Policy Statement

Forms to be completed by a qualified professional

ADHD Verification
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)


Proctoring Services

Disability Services has space and proctoring staff available for students eligible for testing accommodations (e.g. extended time) under the American Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990).  The student is responsible for working with their professor to have the online proctoring form completed. The professor must submit the online form is required  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.

Contact Information

Disability Services
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