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4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City , Utah 84107

Disability Resource Office

Student Accessibility Services
4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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About Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is a renowned not-for-profit university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a focus on providing accessible education, this private institution has established itself as an innovative and progressive force in the field of higher learning. Being a pioneer in online education, WGU has transformed the traditional educational model to create a flexible and personalized experience for its students.

As a not-for-profit university, WGU’s primary objective is to prioritize the education and success of its students rather than generating profits. This commitment is evident in the university’s tuition structure, which is significantly more affordable compared to many other private institutions. WGU believes that education should be accessible to anyone with the drive and determination to succeed.

Situated in Salt Lake City, WGU benefits from its location in a city known for its thriving educational and technological industries. Salt Lake City serves as the headquarters for numerous multinational corporations, startups, and research organizations. This provides WGU students with ample opportunities for internships, networking, and career advancement.

One of the key aspects that sets WGU apart is its emphasis on competency-based education. Instead of relying on traditional credit hour requirements, WGU measures student progress by evaluating their mastery of essential skills and knowledge. This approach allows students to progress at their own pace, with the ability to leverage their existing knowledge and professional experience to accelerate their learning. Through personalized mentorship and support, students are empowered to take control of their education, setting them on a path to success in their chosen careers.

WGU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including business, healthcare, IT, and teaching. Each program is designed to meet the demands of today’s rapidly evolving job market, ensuring that students are well-prepared to excel in their chosen fields. The university’s partnerships with industry leaders further enhance the educational experience, as students gain access to real-world insights and opportunities.

At WGU, the faculty is comprised of experienced professionals who bring real-world knowledge and expertise to the virtual classroom. These instructors serve as mentors, guiding and supporting students throughout their learning journey. With low student-to-faculty ratios, students receive individual attention and personalized guidance, fostering a collaborative and engaging learning environment.

Furthermore, WGU’s commitment to accessibility extends to its online learning platform. The university’s innovative online infrastructure enables students to access course materials, collaborate with peers, and interact with faculty from anywhere at any time. This flexibility allows students to balance their education with family and work commitments, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a flexible education.

In conclusion, Western Governors University is a leading institution that prioritizes accessible education and student success. With its not-for-profit status, competency-based approach, and commitment to personalized learning, WGU offers a unique and transformative educational experience. Located in the vibrant city of Salt Lake City, Utah, WGU takes advantage of the opportunities provided by its surroundings to prepare students for success in their chosen careers.

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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