Students who have completed Steps 1 & 2 of the OSSD registration process will be contacted by the OSSD to schedule an intake meeting. Students who have already registered with the OSSD and want to meet with a director should contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate a reason for the appointment. Appointments are available during office hours either on campus (one-on-one only) or remotely via Zoom or phone.
How do I register with the OSSD to receive a Letter of Accommodation for the first time? Follow the 3-Step Process:
Step 1: COMPLETE THE OSSD ONLINE INTAKE 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 . Once you submit the online Intake Form you will receive an email that includes information about the type of documentation required; all documentation must be submitted via email to email@example.com (scanned and submitted as a pdf or Word format; pictures of documentation cannot be accepted).
Step 2: SUBMIT APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION VIA EMAIL (pdf or Word format; pictures of documentation cannot be accepted) to OSSD@WCUPA.EDU. Documentation will be reviewed by the OSSD to determine if it is appropriate; students will be notified if additional documentation is needed and/or if the documentation is approved.
Step 3: ATTEND AN INTAKE MEETING: following approval of submitted documentation, the OSSD will contact you to schedule a one-on-one intake meeting. Intake meetings last for 20-30 minutes and are currently being scheduled via Zoom or in-person (when appropriate staff are on campus).
THIS SIGN-UP FORM IS FOR RENEWAL REQUESTS ONLY: Letters of Accommodation
Students who are requesting a LoA for the first time at WCU will need to register with the OSSD (click on the "How do I register...follow the 3-Step Process" link above).
- Campus Accessibility Map
- The OSSD is committed to ensuring that all students and visitors are provided accessibility to our office. If, due to a disability, you require accommodation to access our office, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we may be of assistance.
- Accessible Shuttle Bus Transportation Services
- Alternate Text Request
If eligible, we may process requests for alternate versions of textbooks for students with disabilities through our online request form.
- ADA Furniture Request Form
- Closed Captioning - for information, please refer to the Accessible Software Applications dropdown link on the Information Technology Accessibility webpage.
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 .
Please refer to the WCU Parking Services webpage for up to date information.
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 OSSD-registered students. There is no prior knowledge of mindfulness needed in order to participate! During remote learning, mindfulness sessions are available remotely via Zoom!
If you are a student who is registered with the OSSD and would like more information about the OSSD Mindfulness Program, you may contact email@example.com.
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CONSTRUCTION ALERT IN AND AROUND LAWRENCE! The main doors to Lawrence (located on the old diner/Chickie's and Pete's side of the building) are in a construction zone and blocked to pedestrian traffic. Access into the building remains open through the patio/Herb Lee Alumni Plaza entrance on the south side of the building. The entire front section of the first floor of Lawrence is under construction; however, access to the 2nd floor is still accessible via stairs and the elevator.