Syllabi statements represent disability as an aspect of diversity, social justice, and equity and recognize the importance of inclusive course design and effective provision of accommodations. The following is a suggested statement for Willamette University faculty to include in their syllabi:
Diversity and Disability Statement:
Willamette University values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation. Our goal is to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or accurate assessment or achievement, please notify the professor as soon as possible. Students with disabilities are also encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Services office in Matthews 103 at 503-370-6737 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a range of options to removing barriers in the course, including accommodations.