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General Information
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka , Kansas 66621-0001

Disability Resource Office

Diversity and Inclusion Office
1700 SW College Avenue, MO 105
Topeka, KS 66621
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About Washburn University

Nestled in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, Washburn University stands as a prominent institution of higher education, offering a diverse range of academic programs and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. With its roots dating back to 1865, Washburn University prides itself on its rich history, academic excellence, and commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment.

As a public university, Washburn is known for its accessibility, providing students from various backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue a quality education. The university takes great pride in its mission to empower students to become well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to achieve success in their chosen fields.

Washburn University’s campus, situated in Topeka, the capital city of Kansas, offers students a vibrant and engaging learning environment. The campus spans across 160 acres, featuring modern facilities that facilitate a conducive atmosphere for education and personal growth. Students can find a diverse range of academic buildings, residence halls, recreational facilities, and gathering spaces that promote both scholastic and social development.

The university is home to several colleges and schools that provide a comprehensive array of academic programs. These include the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Law, and the School of Nursing, among others. With over 200 programs of study, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines and find their true passions.

Faculty at Washburn University are dedicated to their students’ success, employing a student-centered approach to teaching by providing individualized attention and support. Professors are not only experts in their respective fields but also mentors who guide students towards achieving their academic and career goals.

Engagement beyond the classroom is emphasized at Washburn University. Students are encouraged to participate in various student organizations, clubs, and extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests and passions. These opportunities allow students to connect with like-minded individuals, develop leadership skills, and enhance their overall college experience.

The city of Topeka, where Washburn University is located, adds another layer of richness to students’ lives. As the capital city of Kansas, Topeka offers a mix of historical charm and urban amenities. Students can explore the vibrant downtown area, which features art galleries, theaters, restaurants, and unique shops. The city also hosts numerous festivals, events, and cultural activities throughout the year.

In conclusion, Washburn University provides students with an accessible and comprehensive educational experience in the lively city of Topeka, Kansas. With a commitment to academic excellence, a range of programs to suit diverse interests, and a supportive campus community, Washburn University empowers students to reach their full potential and flourish both academically and personally.

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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