Disability Support Services

The Academic Resource Center works to ensure that students with disabilities have access equal to that of other students across their educational experience. We provide individual accommodations and services that are designed to build an accessible and inclusive campus community.

We support all students in developing academic skills, learning about campus resources, and gaining the confidence needed to navigate a collegiate education. Our commitment to providing accommodations and support services is balanced with a developmental approach that requires student engagement and responsibility throughout the accommodation process.

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In compliance with the American Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which prohibit discrimination based on disability, The College of Wooster is committed to providing equal access to academic programs and college-administered activities.

Under ADA, effective January 1, 2009, a student with a disability is defined as a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, or caring for oneself. Physical or mental impairments may include, but are not limited to, mobility/orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychological disabilities, neurological impairments, traumatic brain injury, or chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, or AIDS.

Reasonable accommodations for students are determined on a case-by-case basis when appropriate documentation has been submitted to the Academic Resource Center. Once determined, particular accommodations may apply only for a single academic semester. Students should contact the ARC if they find that additional accommodations may be needed for different course work. Questions regarding the College’s policy for students with disabilities, documentation of the disability, and/or requests for accommodations should be directed to Amber Larson or you may call the office’s direct line at 330-263-2595.

Documentation may be mailed to:
The Academic Resource Center
ATTN: Amber Larson
1140 Beall Ave
Wooster, OH 44691


For more information on ADA Policies and Procedures, please view this page.