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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita , Kansas 67260-0124

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Services
1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0123
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About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is a public institution located in Wichita, Kansas. Established in 1895, it has grown to become the third-largest university in the state, offering a wide range of academic programs and opportunities for students.

Situated in the heart of the United States, Wichita State University provides students with a vibrant and diverse campus community. Nestled in the largest city in Kansas, the university benefits from the surrounding area’s cultural and economic offerings. Known as the “Air Capital of the World,” Wichita is renowned for its aviation industry and technological advancements, making it an ideal location for students interested in aerospace engineering, manufacturing, and related fields.

Wichita State University prides itself on its commitment to accessibility, as reflected by its 4-year accessibility score of 1. This dedication to inclusivity ensures that all students, regardless of their background or circumstances, have the opportunity to pursue higher education and thrive academically. The university strives to eliminate barriers to enrollment and success, providing numerous scholarships, financial aid options, and support services for its students.

One of the distinguishing features of Wichita State University is its strong focus on experiential learning. The university believes in the power of hands-on education, and as a result, it offers various opportunities for students to engage in real-world experiences related to their fields of study. From internships and cooperative education programs to research projects and community engagement initiatives, students can apply classroom knowledge to practical situations, preparing them for successful careers upon graduation.

Academically, Wichita State University offers over 200 areas of study, including programs in business, engineering, health professions, liberal arts and sciences, and fine arts. The university is particularly renowned for its engineering and entrepreneurship programs, providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in a competitive global market. Additionally, the university is home to various research centers and institutes, fostering an environment of innovation and discovery.

Beyond academics, Wichita State University boasts a vibrant campus life. With over 200 student organizations, including clubs, honor societies, and recreational sports teams, there is something for everyone to get involved in. The university also hosts numerous events, performances, and cultural activities, enriching the student experience and promoting a sense of community.

As for its facilities, Wichita State University is constantly investing in campus improvements. The university recently completed a state-of-the-art Innovation Campus, featuring cutting-edge research facilities, collaborative spaces, and industry partnerships. This campus expansion demonstrates the university’s commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation, providing students with unparalleled opportunities for growth and development.

In conclusion, Wichita State University offers a comprehensive and enriching educational experience for students from all walks of life. With its commitment to accessibility, strong emphasis on experiential learning, diverse academic programs, and vibrant campus life, the university prepares students to thrive in the ever-changing global landscape. Situated in the dynamic city of Wichita, students can take advantage of the surrounding area’s economic opportunities, cultural offerings, and technological advancements. Overall, Wichita State University is a premier institution where students can achieve their academic and professional goals while fostering lifelong connections and personal growth.

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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