Westminster College seeks to provide equal access in higher education to academically qualified students with physical, learning, and psychiatric disabilities. Disability Services works with departments throughout the college to help ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the college community.

Disability Services is located in the START Center in Carleson Hall. If you have questions regarding services for students with disabilities, please call 801.832.2280, or email us disabilityservices@westminstercollege.edu

Accessing Services

Westminster College provides equal access to higher education for academically qualified students with physical, learning, or psychiatric disabilities.  Disability Services works with departments throughout the college to help ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the college community.

Eligibility for services is determined by the coordinator who conducts a comprehensive intake appointment with each student.  Students who request program eligibility are asked to describe the nature and impact of the disability and prior use of accommodations (if any) to clarify how it may interact with living and learning on campus.  Submitting relevant professional documentation is important and is used to confirm eligibility and support requests for accommodations, academic modifications, and/or other aids.  Once eligibility is established, students meet with the program coordinator a minimum of once per semester to determine individualized accommodations.

Your First Appointment

Please complete the Disability Services Questionnaire to help us best assist you.

Housing Situation (required)
Are you a first-generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year degree)? (required)
If you are a first-year student, please select the type of high school you attended
If you are not a first-year student, please select the appropriate status
Are you an international student? (required)
Are you a student athlete? (required)
Please indicate your disability. Check all that apply.

Disabilities are classified by the ADA as cognitive, mental health, medical or physical. Answer the following questions related to your disability as completely as possible and in your own words.

Activities of Daily Living

Academics

Medical

Please make sure you have answered all of the questions above and provided as much information as possible. Missing information or documentation can result in a delay of services.

After you have submitted the questionnaire, please call 801.832.2280 to set up a time to meet with our Coordinator of Disability Services, Karen Hicks. During this conversation Karen will review not only the questionnaire but also any documentation you bring with you.

First-Year Students

First-year students may benefit from reading Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education, Know Your Rights and Responsibilities, a U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights brochure designed to help students understand the transition from the IDEA (K-12) to the ADA, as amended.

Transfer Students

Transfer students need to check with the disability services program at their current institution to find out how to transfer disability documentation.

Resources

Students

Parents

Staff

Coordinator of Disability Services

Karen Hicks
khicks@westminstercollege.edu
(801)832-2289

504/ADAAA Coordinator

Christie Fox
cfox@westminstercollege.edu
(801)832-2260