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Welcome to the OSSD at West Chester University

The OSSD has Exam Proctoring positions for WCU student workers! If you have availability between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and would like to work up to 20 hours per week ($11/hour) please see the job posting and apply via Handshake.

About the OSSD Office

How do students schedule an appointment?

Students who have completed Steps 1 & 2 of the OSSD Disclosure Process will be contacted by the OSSD to schedule an initial meeting.  Students who currently have accommodations with the OSSD and want to meet with the OSSD Director or Accommodations Coordinator should call our office at 610.436.2517 to schedule a meeting.  Appointments are available during office hours either on campus (one-on-one only) or remotely via Zoom or phone.      

Prospective Student OSSD Information Session Dates

We are currently updating our schedule for OSSD Information Sessions and will soon be posting dates and times for both on-campus and virtual sessions.  In the meantime, please feel free to browse our website for lots of information!

 

How do I receive a Letter of Accommodation for the first time?  Follow the 3-Step Process:

Step 1:  COMPLETE THE OSSD ONLINE STUDENT DISCLOSURE FORM if you are a current WCU student (or have committed to attending WCU) and have a diagnosed disability.  If you have not been previously diagnosed with a disability, please refer to the OSSD Documentation Guidelines .  Once you submit the online Student Disclosure Form you will receive an email that includes information about the type of documentation required; all documentation must be submitted via email to ossd@wcupa.edu (scanned and submitted as a pdf or Word format; pictures/photos of documentation cannot be accepted).

Step 2:  SUBMIT APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION VIA EMAIL (pdf or Word format; pictures of documentation cannot be accepted) to OSSD@WCUPA.EDU.  Documentation will be reviewed and students will be notified if additional documentation is needed and/or if the documentation is approved.   The OSSD does not accept third-party documentation; students must submit documentation as an attachment to their WCU email account.

Step 3:  ATTEND AN INITIAL MEETING:  following approval of submitted documentation,  the OSSD will contact you to schedule a one-on-one initial meeting which will last for approximately 20-30 minutes and can be scheduled via Zoom or in-person (when appropriate staff are on campus).

 

 

 

How do I RENEW my Letter of Accommodation?

 

 

Letters of Accomodation

THIS SIGN-UP FORM IS FOR RENEWAL REQUESTS ONLY:  Letters of Accommodation

Students who are requesting a Letter of Accommodation for the first time at WCU will need to complete a Student Disclosure Form.

Accessibility

 Policies & Procedures

View ADA Policy

OSSD ADA Handbook...coming soon!

Location & Parking

Traffic and parking are unpredictable for students, staff, faculty and visitors.  It is advisable to allow extra time (up to 30 minutes) when you have a meeting scheduled in our office.  Do not park illegally; we cannot reimburse for parking violations.  For an overview of our location, view our campus map  . 

Please refer to the WCU Parking Services webpage for up to date information.

OSSD Mindfulness Program

The OSSD Mindfulness Program was implemented in 2017. The mindfulness team works with students to incorporate healthy, mindful habits in their everyday lives through contemplative practice. The Mindfulness Program is free of charge and is open for all OSSD-registered students. There is no prior knowledge of mindfulness needed in order to participate!  During remote learning, mindfulness sessions are available remotely via Zoom!

If you would like more information about the OSSD Mindfulness Program, you may contact ossdGA@wcupa.edu.  

WCU Animals on Campus Policy

For information about WCU's Animals on Campus Policy click here .

 

This application is designed to help you find University resources based on various concerns. Please search for your concern, select the category associated with your concern, or check our alphabetical listing of concerns.  Start by clicking here.

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