Disability Resource Center

Faculty-DRC Partnership

Diversity, equity, and opportunity are fundamental components of our University values. Access for and inclusion of students with disabilities in our classrooms is inextricably linked to these components. Because these are institutional commitments and responsibilities, DRC partners with faculty to assist students with disabilities at WIU. This partnership is imperative to a student’s right to fully participate in our academic programs and to the University’s goal to retain students. All parties involved in the accommodation process, including students, bear certain responsibilities central to achieving these goals.

DRC is responsible for reviewing documentation, determining appropriateness of requests for academic adjustments, informing students and faculty members of their rights and responsibilities as they relate to the provision of accommodations, and facilitating necessary adjustments.

Students are responsible for presenting faculty members with DRC accommodation letters, making timely requests for adjustments, following through with their personal obligations for their accommodations, discussing their specific needs with their instructors, and self-advocating when there are problems or concerns.

Faculty members are responsible for setting a welcoming tone in their classes, providing students with an opportunity to meet and discuss adjustments, and ensuring that approved accommodations are provided.
All parties are responsible for problem-solving if issues should arise.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361