Parents and Visitors
Welcome to Wayne State University. The Student Disability Services office is committed to providing students with assistance as they navigate through their education here at WSU. Our mission is to to ensure a university experience in which individuals with disabilities have equitable access to programs and to empower students to self advocate in order to fulfill their academic goals. We also believe students can be successful with proper support and personal responsibility.
The transition from high school to college is one of excitement, tremendous change and development and filled with uncertainty. The presence of a disability brings with it an additional layer of concern for parents and we at WSU desire to assist students with an approach of self determination and learned advocacy. Whether visible or invisible, disabilities are highly individualized and involve a range of dynamics that interact with campus life in multiple ways.
We are delighted to meet with students to discuss the policies, procedures and protocols of our office and the role it may play in their education. We encourage students to come to our office and register early in the semester so we can help empower them, teach them skills in advocating and instill self determination. We are always happy to meet and speak with parents of students or potential students to answer questions, provide information and guidance and to help support them in this important transition.
Please review our website and learn more about the range of opportunities we provide for students or feel free to contact the office and speak to one of the disability specialists on staff to have your questions answered.
Below are some additional links to references and resources you might find helpful regarding our office and which may assist in preparing your student to enter Wayne State University Student Disability Services office.
- How to register at SDS
- Financial Aid Assistance
- Campus Map
- Parking Information
- Academic Success Center
- University Advising Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Housing Information
It is important that parents allow students independence yet have opportunities to remain involved with students college life. If your student has been admitted to Wayne State University there are orientation programs which introduce the university to students and their parents. These programs are designed to familiarize you with various aspects of the university as well as provide you and your student with resources which offer information and assistance. Here is a link to the parent orientation process.
In preparing your student to attend a major university such as Wayne State, there are some things to keep in mind regarding the journey and the rigors of college academics which may differ significantly from a high school setting. Landmark College has created a guideline for potential students to review in order to assess and better understand the roles, responsibilities and readiness for a successful college student. Here is a link to their guideline, which you might find helpful.