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.

  • 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.

  • Accessibility Resource Center Coordinator, Mike Ritter

    Meet Mike

    Accessibility Resource Center Coordinator, Mike Ritter

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

    Giving Back

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Welcome

Welcome to the Accessibility Resource Center at MWSU!

Our Mission

The Accessibility Resource Center leads the University in its commitment to recognizing disability as a valued aspect of diversity by framing equal access and equal opportunity as matters of social justice.

Goals Supporting Our Mission

We work to remove those barriers existing in the university environment which prevent students with disabilities from having equal access to the same opportunities readily available to their peers. When necessary, we facilitate individualized accommodations for students in order to remove such barriers.

Our Vision

We are partnering with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Project Refocus, Center for Academic Standards (CAS) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) to create an academic environment where students with disabilities will find that access, opportunity and inclusion are woven into everything we do and the need for individual accommodations is minimized.  

Making Contact with the ARC

Having a disability is a unique experience for each individual. Some students discover the college environment has very little impact on their disability while other students encounter considerable barriers to pursuing their education. And while there is absolutely no requirement for students with disabilities to disclose to the University that they have a disability, we are here if you need us. If you are anticipating or currently experiencing barriers that prevent you from having the same opportunities as your peers, click on the Student Resource Center tab in the menu to the left and then click on the New Students tab for more information.

Welcome to MWSU; we’re glad you’re here!