Campus Accommodations and Accessibility
Washington State University (WSU) includes a network of services to help students, employees, and other members of the university community have access to the university, its services, and events. The information below is intended to guide students, staff, faculty, and visitors to locate the appropriate resources to address their accessibility needs.
Current and Incoming Student Accommodations:
WSU Disability Specialists can assist WSU students with documented disabilities in securing reasonable accommodations in the following areas:
- Classroom and educational environment
- WSU Housing
- On campus accessible transportation needs
- Other student based responsibilities, activities, and programming
For more information contact a Disability Specialist on your home campus:
- Pullman, Global, or Everett Access Center Homepage
- Vancouver Access Center Homepage
- Spokane Student Affairs Disability Resources Homepage
- Tri-Cities Disability Support Services Homepage
Student Disability Service Centers may be able to provide a student some information on resources available at the university and in the community to help meet access needs that are outside the realm of “reasonable accommodations”. For example, Student Disability Service Centers may be able to connect a student with accessible transportation sources to enable the student to better access community shopping and dining facilities.
Prospective Student Accommodations:
Individuals who wish to apply for enrollment at WSU may contact the Office of Admissions to request reasonable accommodations in the admissions process.
WSU Office of Admissions
370 Lighty Student Services Building
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067
Phone: 888-GO-TO-WSU (888-468-6978)
Website: WSU Admissions Website
Other Student Based Activities:
Other student activities that are not clearly academic, such as student government and university sponsored programming or activities do not always clearly fit under the purview of the Disability Specialist for facilitating reasonable accommodations. Nevertheless, most students who have roles in these or similar organizations or wish to participate in similar activities or programs should contact their Disability Specialist for assistance in determining the appropriate process for requesting reasonable accommodations for their unique circumstances (see above for Student Disability Service Center contact information). In some instances, Student Disability Service Centers work closely with Human Resource Services-Disability Services or other units within the University to facilitate the reasonable accommodation process.
Current WSU employees may contact their supervisor, department chair, or Human Resource Services if they believe they may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of their position or have questions about the reasonable accommodation process. The Human Resource Services-Disability Services unit works with employees and their department to coordinate all Reasonable Accommodations (webpage) for employees.
The below offices can consult with you regarding reasonable accommodation needs:
- Pullman, Global or Everett Human Resource Services Homepage
- Vancouver Human Resource Services Homepage
- Spokane Human Resource Services Homepage
- Tri-Cities Human Resource Services Homepage
In addition, the HRS Disability Services unit is responsible for overseeing some other system wide leave and disability related programs and services such as:
- Medical leave
- Pregnancy related leave
- Military related leave
- Long term disability claims
- Reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability
- Workers’ compensation
- Shared leave
Visit WSU Employee Disability Services Webpage for more information.
Individuals who wish to apply for employment at WSU may also contact Human Resource Services to request reasonable accommodations in the application process.
Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388
WSU Human Resource Services
139 French Administration Building
PO Box 64104
Pullman, WA 99164-1014
Website: HRS Website
Parking and Transportation:
WSU Transportation Services maintains accessible parking and transportation information for individuals with disabilities, including students and employees. For more information on parking regulations and accessible transportation information contact:
WSU Transportation Services
1040 NE Colorado St
PO Box 645500
Pullman, WA 99164-5500
Phone: 509-335-PARK (7275)
Weekend Info: 509-335-INFO (4636)
Website: Transportation Website
Visitor Transportation Needs:
WSU Transportation Services arranges reasonable accommodations for WSU sponsored services, interviews, and public events. Individuals or departments requesting disability accommodations should contact Transportation Services at (509) 335-PARK (7275) (see additional contact information above).
WSU Athletics can arrange for accessible attendance options for athletic events. To request a reasonable accommodation for athletic event attendance, please contact WSU Athletics Event and Facility Management at:
Bohler Athletic Complex
PO Box 641602
Pullman, WA 99164-1602
Website: WSU Athletics Website
Other Campus Events:
Event advertisements should include information on how to request a reasonable accommodation. Event attendees requiring reasonable accommodations should contact the event organizer prior to the event. Accommodation requests must be made within a reasonable time frame to allow the event organizer to implement the accommodation.
The Disability Specialist can also assist students with reasonable accommodations relating to events connected to their academics (see Student Accommodations section). WSU HRS-Disability Services can assist employees with reasonable accommodations relating to their employment (see Employee Accommodations section).
WSU students, employees, faculty, and others affiliated with the university who are participating in university activities or services may make an accessibility complaint with the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity.
WSU Office for Equal Opportunity
French Administration Building, Room 225
PO Box 641022
Pullman, WA 99164-1022
Website: OEO Website