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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities


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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Lawrence Center 223
West Chester, PA 19383

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 610-436-2564
Fax: 610-436-2600

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Mission Statement

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) offers services for students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. The OSSD is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to college life. We take a proactive stance that encourages students to understand their needs and strengths in order to best advocate for them.

At West Chester University, we recognize that some students with disabilities want minimal assistance while others require the full range of support and services. To facilitate successful transition, we recommend a comprehensive assessment of needs through this office. The office provides advocacy with faculty for classroom accommodations and substitution of courses for foreign language.

The OSSD is a part of the Academic Affairs Division of West Chester University and services the entire institution in matters regarding students with disabilities at WCU. OSSD provided services and programs that ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). All programs and services are in keeping with the University's mission to provide equal education for all qualified students. It is the goal of the OSSD to maximize student success, self-advocacy, and independence in an accessible academic environment.

Student Support Services

How do I register for services?



  • Current Students: please stop in to renew your Letter of Accommodation for the current semester!
  • Prospective Student Information Sessions - are you a high school junior or senior (or a parent) who wants to learn more about classroom accommodations and services provided by the OSSD at WCU? We are currently scheduling 30-minute afternoon information sessions on the following dates: 10/27/2016, 11/17/2016, 01/26/2017, 02/23/2017, 03/30/2017 and 04/27/2017. Student MUST be present at the session.

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