Disability Services for Students

In concert with the mission of the Division of Campus Life, Disability Services within the Learning Assistance Center (LAC-DS) 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-DS 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-DS staff to work in an individual manner with students who choose to disclose disabilities. Once a student is admitted to Wake Forest, he or she must complete the following steps to request academic accommodations:

  1. Complete the Request for Consideration form, located here.
  2. Submit a copy of the disability documentation. Guidelines for documenting a disability are below. Students may submit documentation electronically to lacds@nullwfu.edu or through the US Postal Service to Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Box 7283, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
  3. Schedule an appointment with one of the senior staff members to discuss your request for accommodations. This 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 and Disability Services is most helpful.

For more information about our office and its services, including address, times, staff and other services, please visit the LAC-DS homepage.

Policies and Procedures

Rights and Responsibilities of Students and the Institution
Confidentiality Procedure
Grievance Procedure
Accommodation Request Procedure (pdf)

Helpful Guidelines

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

Service Animal Guidelines (pdf)

Temporary Disabilities

Campus Resources for Students with Temporary Disabilities