Disability Resource Center

Accommodation Process for Students with Disabilities

  1. Students self-identify to DRC and follow the necessary procedures to connect with DRC. In order to register with DRC, students meet with a DRC staff member to discuss barriers they are experiencing in the classroom and provide documentation to support requests for accommodations.
  2. Students meet with a DRC staff member each semester to pick up an accommodation letter. The accommodation letter does not specify the disability, but lists only the academic adjustments that WIU needs to provide.
  3. Students deliver the letter to faculty and engage in conversation. When students pick up accommodation letters at DRC, they are instructed to deliver them to instructors during office hours, rather than before or after class. Delivering letters during office hours ensures adequate time for faculty to read the letter and discuss accommodations.
  4. Faculty & students decide on a plan for the semester, and DRC is involved as needed. For example, if your student receives testing accommodations, will you provide those accommodations, or will you use the DRC office? It is important to communicate your intentions to the student so that they can schedule exams at DRC if necessary. Once you and the student have decided on a plan, please sign and date a copy of the letter.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361