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Welcome to the OSSD at West Chester University

The OSSD has Exam Proctoring positions for WCU student workers! If you have availability between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and would like to work up to 20 hours per week ($11/hour) please see the job posting and apply via Handshake.

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) proudly embraces the values of West Chester University and remains committed to treating all members of our community with respect and dignity.  Read the full WCU Values Statement

OSSD Mission Statement, Values Statement & Student Learning Outcomes

About the OSSD Office

 

How do students schedule an appointment?

Students who have completed Steps 1 & 2 of the OSSD Disclosure Process will be contacted by the OSSD to schedule an initial meeting.  Students who currently have accommodations with the OSSD and want to meet with the OSSD Director or Accommodations Coordinator should call our office at 610.436.2517 to schedule a meeting.  Appointments are available during office hours either on campus (one-on-one only) or remotely via Zoom or phone.      

Prospective Student OSSD Information Session Dates

OSSD Information Sessions are offered via Zoom on the first Thursday of each month during our Fall and Spring semesters (see dates below).  The one-hour sessions are hosted by either the OSSD Director or the OSSD Accommodations Coordinator and begin at 3:30.  Student attendance is required and parents/guardians are welcome to attend.  Sessions are designed to include multiple students/family members and can be accessed using the following link:

Register in advance for this meeting (2023 dates will be available to be selected in December):

https://wcupa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkdu2tpjooH9DXPvl13RXM4vYBcPfEEjG- 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you require additional assistive technology to participate in the meeting, please contact ossd@wcupa.edu.  

OSSD Information Session Dates 2022/23 Academic Year:  

November 3, 2022

December 1, 2022

February 2, 2023

March 2, 2023

April 6, 2023

May 4, 2023

Please feel free to browse our website for additional information!

How do I receive a Letter of Accommodation for the first time?  Follow the 3-Step Process:

Step 1:  COMPLETE THE OSSD ONLINE STUDENT DISCLOSURE 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 Student Disclosure Form you will receive an email that includes information about the type of documentation required; all documentation must be submitted via email to ossd@wcupa.edu (scanned and submitted as a pdf or Word format; pictures/photos 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 and students will be notified if additional documentation is needed and/or if the documentation is approved.   The OSSD does not accept third-party documentation; students must submit documentation as an attachment to their WCU email account.

Step 3:  ATTEND AN INITIAL MEETING:  following approval of submitted documentation,  the OSSD will contact you to schedule a one-on-one initial meeting which will last for approximately 20-30 minutes and can be scheduled via Zoom or in-person (when appropriate staff are on campus).

 

 

 

How do I RENEW my Letter of Accommodation?

 

 

Letters of Accomodation

THIS SIGN-UP FORM IS FOR RENEWAL REQUESTS ONLY:  Letters of Accommodation

Students who are requesting a Letter of Accommodation for the first time at WCU will need to complete a Student Disclosure Form.

Accessibility

 Policies & Procedures

View ADA Policy

OSSD ADA Handbook...coming soon!

Location & Parking

Traffic and parking are unpredictable for students, staff, faculty and visitors.  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.

OSSD Mindfulness Program

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 would like more information about the OSSD Mindfulness Program, you may contact ossdGA@wcupa.edu.  

WCU Animals on Campus Policy

For information about WCU's Animals on Campus Policy click here .

 

This application is designed to help you find University resources based on various concerns. Please search for your concern, select the category associated with your concern, or check our alphabetical listing of concerns.  Start by clicking here.

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FIRST TIME REQUESTING ACCOMMODATIONS AT WCU? CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE OSSD STUDENT DISCLOSURE FORM
CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR PREVIOUSLY-ISSUED LETTER OF ACCOMMODATION
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A STUDENT PROCTORING REQUEST
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? ANSWERS TO YOUR FAQS
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM STUDENTS, STAFF & FACULTY

Announcements

OSSD Information Sessions are offered via Zoom on the first Thursday of each month during our Fall and Spring semesters (see dates below). The one-hour sessions are hosted by either the OSSD Director or the OSSD Accommodations Coordinator and begin at 3:30. Student attendance is required and parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Sessions are designed to include multiple students/family members and can be accessed using the following link:

Register in advance for this meeting (2023 dates will be available to be selected in December):

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you require additional assistive technology to participate in the meeting, please contact ossd@wcupa.edu.

OSSD Information Session Dates 2022/23 Academic Year:

  • November 3, 2022
  • December 1, 2022
  • February 2, 2023
  • March 2, 2023
  • April 6, 2023
  • May 4, 2023

Please feel free to browse our website for additional information!

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