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.

    Since 1981, 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 mainstreaming setting.

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.


    All classroom 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 office staff.
    Academic accommodations might include:  alternative test-taking, note taking, taped textbooks, disability advising, readers, and scribes.