A reasonable accommodation at Willamette University is a modification or adjustment to the tasks, environment, or the way things are usually done that provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. Accessible Education Services strives to advance access for students with disabilities in the University's academic, housing and residential, and campus resources and programs. Each student’s accommodation is considered individually, and on a case-by-case basis. Accommodations are not retroactive, so we encourage students to contact the Accessible Education Services (AES) office as early in the semester as possible.
A reasonable accommodation does not:
- impose an undue hardship on the operation of the program,
- fundamentally alter the nature of the academic standards
- pose a threat to personal or public safety
- take place of classroom attendance and participation
Accommodations at Willamette University fall into either academic accommodations, residential accommodations, or temporary medical accommodations.
Academic Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Alternate Formats
- Alternative Testing*
- Assistive Technology
- Environmental Adjustments
- Flex Attendance
- Foreign Language Requirement Substitution
*Due to COVID-19, the Testing Center will be operating under the same restrictions and requirements as the rest of the University. Masks will be required while in the testing center.
Residential-related Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Temporary Medical Accommodations
Temporary medical accommodations are short-term accommodations for issues requiring a readjustment as treatment or hospitalization occur. Some examples of medical needs that may need a short-term accommodation are concussions or broken arm/leg.