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Disability Services for Students

In concert with the mission of the Division of Student Life, Disability Services within the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) exists to enable students with disabilities to experience equal access to the academic, social, and recreational activities and programs at Wake Forest University. To achieve the goal of “equal access,” the LAC staff works with students, faculty and staff to implement services and accommodations that are in accordance with both state and federal laws and our own commitment to this goal.

The size of Wake Forest University enables the LAC staff to work in an individual manner with students who choose to disclose disabilities. Once a student is admitted to Wake Forest and contacts the Learning Assistance Center or Student Health Service regarding a disability, he or she is encouraged to set up an appointment with the one of the senior staff members in the LAC to explore his or her needs. The appointment can be made during the summer or early in the first semester of matriculation. If architectural or extensive accommodations are anticipated, then early disclosure to the Learning Assistance Center is most helpful.

For more information about the Learning Assistance Center including address, times, staff and other services, please see the LAC homepage.

Policies and Procedures

Rights and Responsibilities of Students and the Institution
Confidentiality Procedure
Grievance Procedure

Helpful Guidelines

Documenting a Learning Disability (pdf)
Documenting an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (pdf)
Documenting a Physical or Psychiatric Disability (pdf)

Temporary Disabilities

Campus Resources for Students with Temporary Disabilities