Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
It is the policy of the Washington and Lee University and its School of Law to provide equal access to educational opportunities to qualified students with physical or mental disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students requesting accommodation will need to provide appropriate documentation of: (1) a disability, which is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and (2) a need for accommodation, by virtue of the specific functional limitations of the disability, to have equal access to educational opportunities. The University and the School of Law intend to provide an interactive process of dialogue and timely exchange of information between the student and the designated Dean.
It is the responsibility of a student with a physical or mental disability who may require any type of accommodation to make the accommodation request in a timely manner. In order to allow sufficient time for the eligibility and accommodation decision process and to make arrangements for appropriate accommodations, the student should contact the designated Dean within one week of the start of the academic term. The designated Dean will inform the student of further specific procedures and required documentation.
Undergraduate students should contact Wendy L. Price, Associate Dean of the College, Lee-Jackson House, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450, (540) 458-8746.
Accommodation policies, procedures, and informational documents and forms are available on the General Counsel webpage or visit these links:
- Accommodation Policy and Procedures for Students with Disabilities
- Washington and Lee University Request for Accommodation of Disability
- General Guidelines for Documentation of Disabilities
- Guidelines for Documentation of Cognitive Disabilities
- Handling Student Requests for Disability Accommodations - Guidance for Faculty
- Understanding the Scope of W&L's Responsibilities for Students with Disabilities
- U.S. Department of Education information: "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-Secondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities"