Student Accessibility Services

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The mission of the Student Accessibility Services Team is to help students participate in college life to the fullest extent possible.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), its Amendment, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Student Services Accessibility Team at Whittier College has committed to reducing barriers against students with disabilities. 

Our goals and services include:

  • Providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities, while maintaining the standards of the college’s academic programs
  • Assisting students with disabilities in developing self-advocacy skills
  • Offering disability management appointments
  • Educating the Whittier College community about disabilities and services provided
  • Ensuring our campus is legally compliant with state and federal disability laws

The process of approving and implementing accommodations can take time. We recommended that students request academic accommodations at the start of the semester to facilitate the implementation of accommodations. 

For more information regarding our services and policies, please reach us at 562.907. 4825 or sas@whittier.edu