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Students with Disabilities

A student who plans to request accommodations must first disclose their disability to the Coordinator of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) by submitting a report  documenting his or her disability and related needs in a timely fashion. Documentation guidelines are available on request. The OSSD is dedicated to improving the education experience of students with disabilities. This office provides access, accommodations, and advocacy for William Penn University students who have documented disabilities. Various factors influence the decision for each individual student including: the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), the student’s diagnosis and documentation of strengths and weaknesses, and the specific William Penn University course and its requirements.

The OSSD Coordinator assists qualified students with disabilities and serves as a confidential contact for these students to discuss policies, procedures, and academic and personal concerns. The coordinator provides information, accommodation requests, referral, support, and consulting services to assist the university community in meeting its obligations for students with disabilities.

Please contact the Office of Academics Affairs for more information or to schedule an appointment. Stop in Room 221 in Penn Hall, call 641-673-1010 or send an email to