About Office of Student Accessibility Services

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to providing equal access to all campus programs, opportunities, and activities for students with disabilities. Determination of eligibility for reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids is based on documentation received from qualified professionals. Documentation provided to Student Accessibility Services is considered private and will be used for the expressed purpose of establishing protection under the law, determining appropriate accommodations, and ensuring the effective implementation of those accommodations. All provided information will be protected against misuse by others.

Student Accessibility Services secures and maintains documentation of disabilities, as well as determines reasonable accommodations. The Director of Student Accessibility Services collaborates with the student, faculty, and staff to facilitate and implement reasonable accommodations and/or provide needed auxiliary aids.  

Students are responsible for identifying themselves to Student Accessibility Services, for providing relevant documentation, and for requesting accommodations each semester.  Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the office as soon as they are admitted to the University.

Self-advocacy is highly encouraged for students with disabilities as they progress through their collegiate experience.


General Information

Process for Obtaining Academic Accommodations
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodations Information

Assistive Services at Ames Library
Emotional Support Animal Policy Statement

Forms to be completed by a qualified professional

ADHD Verification
Deafness or Hearing Loss Verification
Emotional Support Animal Verification
Emotional Support Animal Verification (fillable)
Learning Disability Verification
Medical, Physical, Visual Disability Verification
Psychological Disability Verification
Temporary Medical Condition Verification
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodation Request
Housing/Meal Plan Accommodation Request (fillable)

Proctoring Services

Student Accessibility Services has space and proctoring staff available for students eligible for testing accommodations under the American Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990).  After the student requests and discusses their testing accommodations with their professor, the professor must submit this Google Form to schedule the test(s)/quiz(zes). The form must be submitted from the professor's IWU email account at least 3 business days before the exam is to be proctored.  Once the form is received and processed, the student and professor will receive a confirmation email with the scheduling details. 

Contact Information

Chandra M. Shipley, M.S.Ed.
Director of Academic Advising and Student Accessibility Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
110 Holmes Hall
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
309-556-3231
cshipley@iwu.edu