Welcome to Disability Services!
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all our students who have a disability. We work closely with our faculty and staff to create an inclusive environment that is conducive to learning and that minimizes the impact of your disability to allow you equal access to your educational experience.
The Director of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) will meet with the student requesting services after the paperwork is complete and reviewed by director, though questions are welcome any time. It is the responsibility of the student to make this appointment
to meet with the director. A discussion of individual functional limitations will be examined by the supporting documentation presented. During this interactive process, we will determine reasonable accommodations. At this time, letters will be written to professors regarding specific accommodations needed for a class. It is the student's responsibility to provide these letters to the appropriate faculty or staff memeber.
Our links will help you navigate the process.
Students who are entering or returning to Westmont with a diagnosed disability will find forms and information online (see left hand side bar) regarding the documentation required to register with ODS. It is important for us to have this information sent to the office before the semester begins. This allows for a proper review of the documentation and to determine if additional information is needed.
Students who have not yet been diagnosed with a disability, ODS can provide referrals to individuals and organizations within the Santa Barbara area that specialize in assessing various forms of disabilities. ODS is not responsible for any costs incurred by the student in assessing or documenting a diagnosed disability. If you have questions about a specific disability or learning challenge, please feel welcome to meet with me to discuss your particular needs.
Our offices are located upstairs in the Voskuyl Library, 310A and 311
Director of Disability Services