Disability Resource Services
What is the Office for Disability Resource Services?
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. Students with disabilities on our campus are offered a variety of services to insure that both facilities and programs are accessible. This office assists the students in obtaining reasonable accommodations at the university. The Disability Resource Services Office is located in Murphy Library, Room 165. The telephone number is 785-6900.
approximately 300 students have been served annually. In
1988, the Wisconsin Board of Regents passed an important
non-discrimination policy for disabled students who attend the
University of Wisconsin System schools. This policy
mandates that students with disabilities will receive the
accommodations necessary for them to have equal access to
educational opportunities and programs in the integrated or
Who Can Use Disability Resource Services?
Any student at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse who has a physical, sensory, emotional, or learning disability should meet with the personnel from the Office of Disability Resource Services during his/her first semester on campus. Even students who have a mild disability may find it beneficial to discuss their adjustment to campus life with the office staff. Students should contact the personnel at the office immediately after acceptance into the university. Further information can be found at www.uwlax.edu/drs.
buildings have elevators, entrance ramps and at least one
accessible restroom for students using wheelchairs.
Academic accommodations are arranged on an individual basis
between the student and the instructor in consultation with the
Academic accommodations might include: alternative test-taking, note taking, taped textbooks, disability advising, readers, and scribes.