Disability Support Services
A Culture of Care & Excellence in Access
Whitman College is committed to the education of all qualified students, whether or not they have physical limitations or disabilities. Moreover, the law requires us to make our programs genuinely accessible to all qualified students. Any services a department offers to students must be offered to all students without regard to disability. This means that individual instructors may need to modify some of their instructional techniques or modes of assessment in order to enable students with documented disabilities to participate in courses and to demonstrate their mastery of the material. Faculty members should make sure that each class, when viewed in its entirety, is accessible to students who have documented their disabilities to, and obtained accommodation letters from the Director of Academic Resources.
Whitman College will not exclude otherwise qualified applicants or students with disabilities from participation in, or access to, its academic, housing, or extracurricular programs. "Otherwise qualified" refers to students who without consideration of disability are admissible to the College. Program participation will not be denied to a student with a disability when that person, with or without a reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions required of that program.