Disability Access & Services

Warren Wilson College strives to be in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA of 2008), and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others to have such an impairment. We promote self-advocacy and equal opportunity through awareness, education and understanding of disabilities.

All interactive ADA request and review processes are established to provide equal access to fully participate in the College’s programs and services. 

The Director of Disability Access and Academic Engagement coordinates processes (as defined by ADA) through the lens of functional limitations, defined as a substantial limited ability to perform tasks in one or more areas of a major life activity. 

Determination of the functional limitations indicate reasonable and appropriate accommodations (based on appropriate documentation) in the following areas:

  • Housing Accommodations
  • Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)
  • Meal Plan Accommodations
  • Service Animals
  • Academic Accommodations
  • Work Accommodations

Learn more about how to plan for an accommodation at Warren Wilson College:

Learn about what Warren Wilson College considers reasonable and unreasonable accommodations