Accessibility Resource Center

  • Members of the ARC Advisory Council learning about resources available for students through the Student Success and Academic Advising Center.

    ARC Advisory Council

    Members of the ARC Advisory Council learning about resources available for students through the Student Success and Academic Advising Center.

  • The Accessibility Resource Center is located right behind the blue reflecting pool in the center of this photo. We are on the second floor of Eder Hall in room 203N.

    Stop by for a Visit

    The Accessibility Resource Center is located right behind the blue reflecting pool in the center of this photo. We are on the second floor of Eder Hall in room 203N.

  • Service animals are welcome in all MWSU facilities and programs, when the animal is accompanied by an individual with a disability who indicates the service animal is trained, and provides a specific service to them that is directly related to their disability.

    Service Animals

    Service animals are welcome at MWSU!

  • Accessibility Resource Coordinator, Mike Ritter

    Meet Mike

    Accessibility Resource Center Coordinator, Mike Ritter

  • We strive to make all of our academic programs accessible for a diverse group of students.

    Accessibility for All

    We strive to make all of our academic programs accessible for a diverse group of students.

  • In the summer of 2012, we created an accessible sidewalk connecting our campus with the Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office Building. The new sidewalk created a safe and accessible route for students attending biology classes held in the MDC facility.

    New Path

    In the summer of 2012, we created an accessible sidewalk connecting our campus with the Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office Building. The new sidewalk created a safe and accessible route for students attending biology classes held in the MDC facility.

  • Living on campus - the experience of a lifetime!

    Student Life

    Living on campus - the experience of a lifetime!

  • There is more to campus life than going to class and cramming for exams.

    Student Activities

    There is more to campus life than going to class and cramming for exams.

  • Our beautiful campus changes colors in response to the change of seasons.

    Missouri Western

    Our beautiful campus changes colors in response to the change of seasons.

  • Agenstein Hall (on the left) and Remington Hall (on the right) - the home of our math and science programs.

    Math & Science

    Agenstein Hall (on the left) and Remington Hall (on the right) - the home of our math and science programs.

  • Griffon Plaza

    Griffon Plaza

    Our university mascot is a Griffon – half lion and half golden eagle. Some say the griffon is a mythical creature but we know otherwise. If you stand under the clock tower at midnight, you can hear the sound of giant wings flapping as a great and mighty griffon soars over campus, keeping a watchful eye on all of our students.

  • Griffons give back through more than 120,000 hours of community service

    Giving Back

    At MWSU, we place a high value on service learning.

Welcome

Welcome to the Accessibility Resource Center at MWSU!

The primary purpose of the Accessibility Resource Center is to make sure students with disabilities have the same opportunities as their peers. Our team members work with students to determine if accommodations may be needed in order for them to fully participate in all of the academic and extracurricular activities available at MWSU. As part of the process of determining which accommodations will be effective, students are often asked to provide information regarding their disability during their first visit to our department. While Individualized Educational Plans do not follow high school students to college, they can be helpful in establishing that a student has a documented disability.

Once we determine which accommodations will be necessary, a Student Information Letter is written on behalf of the student. The purpose of the letter is to provide information to the student’s instructors regarding resources available to help them make their classes more inclusive and accessible. It is the student’s responsibility to take a copy of their Student Information Letter to each of their instructors at the beginning of each semester. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with each of their instructors to discuss their needs.

For students who suspect that they have an undiagnosed disability, we provide a referral to Vocational Rehabilitation to determine if the student qualifies for a free evaluation as well as other services and supports. A representative from Vocational Rehabilitation visits our campus once a week to meet with students and discuss their services.
We also make referrals to various University departments such as the Center for Academic Support, Adaptive Technology and Classroom Services as part of our network of support that is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their instructors.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how to get started at MWSU as a student with a disability. We are here to help and we love what we do!
Sincerely,
Mike Ritter
Accessibility Resource Coordinator

Campus Address Eder Hall 203N
Email Address mritter@missouriwestern.edu
To schedule an appointment, go to: https://mritter.youcanbook.me/.

Welcome to MWSU!