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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Address:
Lawrence Center 223
West Chester, PA 19383


Hours of Operation:
Mon. 8:00-4:00
Tue. 8:00-4:00
Wed. 8:00-4:00
Thu. 8:00-4:00
Fri. 8:00-4:00


Phone: 610-436-2564
Fax: 610-436-2600
Email: ossd@wcupa.edu


Proctoring Center: ossdpc@wcupa.edu


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How do I register with the OSSD?  Follow the 3-Step Process:

Step 1:  COMPLETE THE OSSD ONLINE FORM if you are a current WCU student or have committed to attending WCU and have a diagnosed disability; if you have not been previously diagnosed with a disability, please refer to the OSSD Documentation Guidelines

Step 2:  SUBMIT APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION (once you do so, an email will be sent to your WCU email address that includes information about the type of documentation required and how it should be submitted)

Step 3:  ATTEND AN INTAKE MEETING (upon receipt of appropriate documentation,  the OSSD will contact you to schedule a one-on-one intake meeting)

Disability-Specific Documentation Requirements :

How do I renew my Letter of Accommodation?

Stop in the OSSD and add your name to the binder; your LoA will be sent to your WCU email account.  You will need to do this every semester.  We usually have the renewal binders available for the following semester during the last few weeks of each semester.

Accessibility

Location & Parking

Traffic and parking are unpredictable for students, staff, faculty and visitors.  Due to ongoing construction, it is advisable to allow extra time (up to 30 minutes) when you have a meeting scheduled in our office.  Do not park illegally; we cannot reimburse for parking violations.  For an overview of our location, view our campus map  . 

  •  Lawrence Center GPS address:  705 S. New Street, West Chester, PA  19383
  • New Street Parking Garage:  700 S. New Street, West Chester, PA  19383
    • Cross S. New Street and follow the sidewalk around the building to the main entrance (past the diner entrance)
  • Street parking (meters/kiosks) is available throughout campus

View ADA Policy and Appeal Procedures

View OSSD ADA Handbook (rev. 11/2017)

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The OSSD Mindfulness Program was implemented in 2017. The mindfulness team works with students to incorporate healthy, mindful habits in their everyday lives through contemplative practice. The Mindfulness Program is free of charge and is open for all registered OSSD students. There is no prior knowledge of mindfulness needed in order to participate!

 If you are a student who is registered with the OSSD and would like more information about the OSSD Mindfulness Program, you may contact ossd@wcupa.edu.  

Announcements

    • INCOMING FIRST-YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS AND PARENTS:  The OSSD invites first year students, along with their parents/guardians, to attend the Summer Transition and Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.) on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  The program is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to WCU while providing pertinent information to parents/guardians. Please contact ossd@wcupa.edu to reserve a spot and to get time and location details!
      • PROCTORING CENTER:  If your accommodations include using the OSSD Proctoring Center, please note that proctoring is by appointment only and you need to submit your online requests according to the guidelines posted on the Proctoring Center tab of our website.  For more information about the Proctoring Center, contact ossdpc@wcupa.edu.  
  • To Renew your Letter of Accommodation:  Visit the OSSD and add your name to the binder...every semester!!! Current Students: please stop in to renew your Letter of Accommodation for next semester; binders are available on the table just inside our office!
  • COACHING & TUTORING:  Information about academic coaching, math and writing tutoring, and mindfulness sessions will be emailed to OSSD-registered students and will be posted on our website in August.  Priority will be given to incoming freshmen and students with demonstrated needs.
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