Frequently Requested Information
- Academic Support
- Field Placement Positions (Internships)
- International Education
- Parking Permits/Campus Safety
- Service Animals
- Library Assistance
Admission in based on students ability to meet the academic standards requisite to each Willamette University program; applicants are evaluated without regard to disability. Federal law prohibits preadmission inquiry.[back to top]
Documentation and the nature of the disability is confidential information. At no time would the documentation be shared without written consent of the student. Students are requested to sign an acknowledgment that exchange of some information may need to take place between disability services and certain staff and/or faculty in order to comply with the student needs; however, neither the specific diagnosis of the disability nor the specific nature of other confidential concerns is released. Students also have the prerogative of whether they grant permission for the Disability Service office to communicate with parents.
Please see the Selected Policies Manual, sections 4,5 and 6.[back to top]
All CLA students are eligible for individual consultations about study strategies, time management, academic expectations, and effective communication. Free tutoring is also available through Academic Support.
Mathilda (Mat) Barreiro, Learning Commons Director, can be reached at email@example.com, 503-370-6505.[back to top]
All students at Willamette University College of Liberal Arts have a foreign language and mathematics requirement. Faculty have deliberated and determined that the course of study outlined is requisite to a Bachelor of Arts degree at this University and any major changes would fundamentally alter the nature of the degree. These requirements are important to a well-rounded education and foreign language requirements promote diversity on campus. (Guckenberger vs. Trustees of Boston University).[back to top]
Students considering a practicum off campus need to discuss accommodation needs in a timely manner with the disability office and practicum supervisor. The student should request a position description that clearly identifies the essential functions of the field placement position. Accommodations become a collaborative process utilizing multiple resources.[back to top]
Willamette University offers study abroad and off-campus study opportunities in the form of semester and summer programs. All students are encouraged to consider participating in off campus studies and internships. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to plan early for this opportunity as host sites are not necessarily experienced in providing accommodations. It would be prudent to include the Disability Services office in the process to assist in reviewing the primary activities of the program and the overall living conditions to determine compatibility with needs.
For more information, visit International Education.[back to top]
Students holding a DMV-issued permit, may present that to the Office of Public Safety with a request to purchase an all-campus permit that will allow parking in designated disability spaces on campus. You will be ticketed if you do not have the appropriate Willamette University tag.back to top]
The ADA Amendment 2008 and Oregon Statute ORS 346.680 defines the “Assistance animal” as any animal trained to assist a person with a physical impairment in one of more daily life activities including but not limited to (a) Dog guides as defined in ORS 346-610, (b) Hearing ear dogs as defined in ORS 346.640, (c) An animal trained to pull a wheelchair, (d) An animal trained to fetch dropped items, and (e) An animal trained to perform balance work.
For Comprehensive protocol for Service Animals, please request a copy from Disability Services.[back to top]
For your convenience and to facilitate the Library Staff in serving all patrons equally, it is preferred that students requiring additional assistance schedule an appointment with the Library. Scheduling an appointment will guarantee that you obtain the assistance you need when you want it. Library Staff are available Monday- Friday. Patrons with disabilities in need of more assistance than the Library staff is able to provide should contact the Director of Disability Services.[back to top]