Westminster College seeks to provide equal access in higher education to academically qualified students with physical, learning, and psychiatric disabilities. Disability Services works with departments throughout the college to help ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the college community.

Disability Services is located in the START Center in Carleson Hall. If you have questions regarding services for students with disabilities, please call 801.832.2280, or email us disabilityservices@westminstercollege.edu

General Services

  • Assistance with admissions procedures and registration
  • Orientation to the campus and how to access services
  • Academic advising
  • Liaison with faculty, staff and students regarding accommodations
  • Referral to campus and community services
  • Referrals for off-campus diagnostic evaluation

Guidelines for Assessing and Documenting Disabilities

Disability Policies

Accessing Services

Westminster College provides equal access to higher education for academically qualified students with physical, learning, or psychiatric disabilities.  Disability Services works with departments throughout the college to help ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the college community.

Eligibility for services is determined by the coordinator who conducts a comprehensive intake appointment with each student.  Students who request program eligibility are asked to describe the nature and impact of the disability and prior use of accommodations (if any) to clarify how it may interact with living and learning on campus.  Submitting relevant professional documentation is important and is used to confirm eligibility and support requests for accommodations, academic modifications, and/or other aids.  Once eligibility is established, students meet with the program coordinator a minimum of once per semester to determine individualized accommodations.

First-Year Students

First-year students may benefit from reading Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education, Know Your Rights and Responsibilities, a U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights brochure designed to help students understand the transition from the IDEA (K-12) to the ADA, as amended.

Transfer Students

Transfer students need to check with the disability services program at their current institution to find out how to transfer disability documentation.

Staff

Coordinator of Disability Services

Karen Hicks
khicks@westminstercollege.edu
(801)832-2289

504/ADAAA Coordinator

Christie Fox
cfox@westminstercollege.edu
(801)832-2260