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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
181 White Street
Danbury , Connecticut 06810-6826

Disability Resource Office

AccessAbility Services
181 White Street
White Hall 005
Danbury, Connecticut 6810
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About Western Connecticut State University

Located in Danbury, Connecticut, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a renowned public university that offers a diverse range of educational opportunities. Established in 1903, WCSU has become a cornerstone of academic excellence in the region, attracting students from all walks of life.

As a four-year university, WCSU prides itself on its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity. The university’s mission is centered around providing high-quality education to all students, regardless of their background or circumstances. With an accessibility score of 1, WCSU is dedicated to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to pursue their educational aspirations.

WCSU offers a wide variety of academic programs, encompassing undergraduate and graduate degrees across multiple disciplines. The university is organized into several schools, including the Ancell School of Business, the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts. This diverse array of schools allows students to specialize in their chosen field of study and gain valuable hands-on experience.

One of the standout features of WCSU is its faculty, who are distinguished experts and leaders in their respective fields. These accomplished professors are not only dedicated to imparting knowledge but also to helping students succeed both academically and personally. With small class sizes, students benefit from personalized attention and mentorship, fostering a supportive learning environment.

Beyond the classroom, WCSU provides students with numerous opportunities for personal growth and development. The university is home to various clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities that cater to a wide range of interests. Whether students are looking to explore their passions, meet like-minded individuals, or develop leadership skills, there is something for everyone at WCSU.

Moreover, WCSU’s location in Danbury, Connecticut adds to its appeal. Situated in the breathtaking southwestern region of the state, Danbury offers a blend of scenic beauty, cultural diversity, and economic vitality. The city boasts a rich history, evident in its charming downtown area and historic sites. Additionally, Danbury is conveniently located near major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Boston, providing students with easy access to a myriad of cultural and career opportunities.

WCSU also takes pride in fostering a vibrant campus life. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, cutting-edge laboratories, and a renowned performing arts center. The university’s commitment to providing a first-class learning environment extends to its various support services, such as academic advising, career counseling, and health services. WCSU ensures that students have the necessary resources to thrive academically, personally, and professionally.

In conclusion, Western Connecticut State University is a prestigious institution that offers a comprehensive and accessible education to students from all backgrounds. With a diverse range of academic programs, dedicated faculty, and a vibrant campus community, WCSU provides students with an exceptional learning experience. The university’s location in Danbury, Connecticut, further enriches students’ educational journey by offering a blend of cultural richness and natural beauty. WCSU truly embodies the spirit of accessibility, excellence, and opportunity.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

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

Services Provided

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

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

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