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COVID-19 Information for Students and Faculty

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Missouri Western State University maintains a membership in the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Here is a link to important information from AHEAD and the Office for Civil Rights related to transitioning courses to the online environment while supporting the civil rights of students with disabilities throughout the current global health crisis.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released several videos in American Sign Language to provide information about COVID-19 to the deaf community. Here is the link to the video series.

As we continue to adapt our spring semester to the rapidly changing and unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic, MWSU President, Matt Wilson, presented a town hall information session to explain the options available to students for completing the spring semester. Students have several options from which to choose and should work directly with each of their instructors to determine the best path forward. Here is the link to President Wilson’s information session.

We understand this is a time of anxiety and uncertainty for the campus community. In order to answer your questions and keep you informed, we have created a web page where you can find regular updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the University. Here is the link to that information. For students with disabilities, we will do everything in our power to make sure you continue to have equal access to the same opportunities made available to your peers. If you have any questions about accommodations, please contact our Coordinator, Mike Ritter, at