Disability Services for Campus Residents

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Evacuation Assistance

WSU is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. It is the policy of the University to provide accessible places for students to live and study, with appropriate safety and security measures in place. During fire alarms and other emergencies, alarms and flashing lights, which are located throughout the residential facilities, will alert students of potential and/or imminent danger.

Service Animals

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act, service animals are dogs or, in certain circumstances, miniature horses, that assist people with disabilities in some way. They changed the law to eliminate all other service animals from protections in the act. If you have a service animal, here are some things you should know.

Under the ADA, trained service animal are welcome in restaurants, grocery stores, and public places. Store owners cannot ask what disability the person has, but can ask what the animal does for the person. For example, a mobility service animal's task can be turning on lights, picking up dropped objects, and getting help if the owner is in trouble.

Guidelines for Service Animals or Assistance Animals in the Residence Halls

Room Assignments

On-campus residence hall accommodations are available for students with disabilities. Adapted housing space is limited and spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis when the completed application and deposits are received. It is the responsibility of the student to register with the Office of Disability Services if special accommodations are needed when applying for housing. The student is encouraged to apply early and to notify the Housing and Residence Life office of special needs when the application for housing is made. The Housing and Residence Life office will respond to requests for appropriate and reasonable housing accommodations in a timely manner.

Additional Resources

Wichita State University's Office of Disability Services provides individuals with learning, mental or physical disabilities an equal opportunity to attain their academic and personal goals to the fullest of their abilities.

From note-taking assistance to auxiliary aids, we provide students, staff, faculty and guests an assortment of accessibility services. Please visit the ODS website for more information and services.

Have Questions? Please Contact Us!

Housing and Residence Life
1845 Fairmount Box 141
Wichita, KS 67260-0141
316-978-3693 Email

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