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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
301 North King St
Shepherdstown , West Virginia 25443

Disability Resource Office

Disability Support Services
PO Box 5000
301 N King St
Shepherdstown, 25443-5000
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About Shepherd University

Shepherd University, located in the picturesque town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is a vibrant public institution that offers a rich academic experience to its students. Situated in a region known for its natural beauty and historical significance, Shepherd University provides a unique setting for students to pursue their educational goals.

Established in 1871, Shepherd University has a long tradition of academic excellence and community engagement. With its small class sizes and dedicated faculty, the university is committed to providing a personalized learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills.

One of the standout aspects of Shepherd University is its location. Nestled in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Shepherdstown offers a quaint and charming atmosphere that is perfect for a college town. Known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets, and vibrant downtown area, Shepherdstown provides a welcoming and supportive community for students to thrive in.

Beyond its appealing surroundings, Shepherdstown offers students a wide range of academic programs and opportunities. With over 90 areas of study, including liberal arts, sciences, business, and education, students can explore their interests and pursue a degree that aligns with their career aspirations. The university also boasts an impressive lineup of distinguished faculty who are not only experts in their fields but also dedicated mentors to their students.

In addition to its academic offerings, Shepherd University provides a variety of extracurricular activities and organizations for students to engage in. Whether it’s joining one of the many student clubs, participating in intramural sports, or attending cultural events on campus, students have ample opportunities to get involved and make connections with their peers.

Furthermore, Shepherd University prides itself on its commitment to community service. Through partnerships with local organizations and initiatives like the Bonner Program, students have the chance to apply their skills and knowledge in real-world settings, making a positive impact on the surrounding community.

Beyond the campus boundaries, the Shepherdstown area offers a plethora of recreational activities for students to enjoy. From hiking along the nearby Potomac River to exploring the nearby Appalachian mountains, outdoor enthusiasts will find themselves spoiled for choice. The town also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, showcasing the vibrant arts and culture scene that is prevalent in the region.

Overall, Shepherd University serves as a hub for both intellectual growth and personal development. Its idyllic location, diverse academic programs, and commitment to community engagement make it an excellent choice for students seeking a well-rounded education. With its strong emphasis on individualized attention and hands-on learning experiences, Shepherd University prepares its students for success in their future careers and instills within them a lifelong love of learning.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations