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General Information
1055 N Bickett Rd
Wilberforce , Ohio 45384-1001

Disability Resource Office

The Center for Academic Support and Student Success
Stokes Building LRC Room 111
1055 N Bickett Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001
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About Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University, located in the charming town of Wilberforce, Ohio, is a prestigious and highly respected institution with a rich history and a commitment to excellence in education. Established in 1856, Wilberforce University holds the distinction of being the nation’s oldest private historically black college and university (HBCU).

Nestled in a picturesque region, the university is situated on a sprawling campus with beautifully manicured lawns, majestic trees, and historic buildings. The serene and tranquil environment creates a perfect atmosphere for fostering a rich academic experience.

Wilberforce University offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programs across various fields of study. These diverse disciplines include the arts and sciences, business, engineering, and education. With a curriculum designed to challenge and inspire students, the university strives to cultivate critical thinking, encourage creativity, and promote intellectual growth.

One of the key strengths of Wilberforce University lies in its exceptional faculty. Highly accomplished professors bring their expertise and passion to the classrooms, guiding and mentoring students throughout their academic journeys. The small class sizes foster close student-faculty relationships, enabling personalized attention and individualized support.

In addition to its strong academic offerings, Wilberforce University places great emphasis on character development and community engagement. The institution upholds its mission to prepare students for leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to actively participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations, providing them with opportunities to enhance their leadership abilities, explore their passions, and connect with like-minded peers.

Wilberforce University also prides itself on being a hub of cultural and social activities. The vibrant campus community hosts a wide array of events, such as concerts, art exhibitions, theater performances, and guest lectures. These activities not only enrich the student experience but also foster a sense of inclusivity, unity, and appreciation for diverse perspectives.

Beyond the boundaries of the campus, Wilberforce University benefits from its proximity to various noteworthy attractions. The nearby city of Dayton offers a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. Students can explore museums, attend concerts and sporting events, or take advantage of internships and networking opportunities in Dayton’s thriving business community.

The surrounding area also boasts natural beauty, with parks, lakes, and outdoor recreational areas readily accessible to students. The scenic landscapes provide an ideal backdrop for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and fishing.

Wilberforce University remains deeply committed to providing access to higher education for all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic background. The university offers scholarships, grants, and financial aid packages to ensure that deserving students have the opportunity to pursue their educational aspirations.

In conclusion, Wilberforce University stands as a pillar of academic excellence, fostering intellectual growth, personal development, and societal impact. Its long-standing legacy as the nation’s oldest private HBCU signifies its enduring commitment to empowering generations of students through education. From its picturesque campus to its distinguished faculty and diverse academic offerings, Wilberforce University provides an exceptional educational experience within a supportive and nurturing environment.

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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