Disability and Accessibility Resources


Western Washington University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities. It is Western’s goal to maintain an environment that is free from all forms of illegal harassment and discrimination, including bullying, hazing, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual coercion, rape and sexual assault. (See www.wwu.edu/eoo and Western’s Policies on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination, Preventing Sexual Harassment, Accommodating Persons with Disabilities and the Discrimination Complaint Procedure.) Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, WWU, Old Main 345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; (360) 650-3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA require students with disabilities to have an equal opportunity for participation in extracurricular activities, including intercollegiate, club and intramural athletics – regardless of the nature or severity of the person’s disability. Western must provide a qualified student with a disability with needed aids and services, if the failure to do so would deny that student an equal opportunity for participation in extracurricular activities in an integrated manner to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the student.

Western may require a level of skill or ability for participation in a selective or competitive program or activity, so long as the selection or competition criteria are not discriminatory.

If you are a student with a disability who is interested in participating in WWU athletics, please contact disAbility Resources for Students, Old Main 120, (360) 650-3083 (voice) or (360) 650-7175 (VP), drs@wwu.edu. Employees should contact Human Resources Disability Services at (360) 650-3774.


Page Updated 04.18.2013