Getting Started with Student Accessibility Services

Returning students - if you have previously been approved accommodations with Washburn University and are needing to submit a request for the upcoming semester, please login to the Accommodate portal. Please view our helpful instructions for guidance on renewing your semester request.
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Step 1: Complete the Student Accommodation Request Form

IMPORTANT: Please note that you should not delay meeting with us due to documentation concerns. Our first priority is meeting with you. Our assistant director will discuss appropriate documentation during your Welcome Meeting.

Complete the Student Accommodation Request Form to begin the process. New students additionally must request their medical provider, physician or therapist to complete the Disability Impairment and Assessment form.

Please review our Helpful Documentation Guidelines for examples of types of documentation that is accepted. Documentation can be uploaded to the Student Accommodation Request Form, submitted via fax at 785.670.1056, or emailed directly to our office at

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Step 2: Schedule a Welcome Meeting

After submitting your Student Accommodation Request Form, you will receive an email from Diversity and Inclusion with a link to schedule your Welcome Meeting with our assistant director.  

If you are an incoming first year student, we recommend waiting until during or after New Student Orientation to meet with the assistant director.  
Due to the pandemic, we offer in-person or Zoom meetings for students. 

IMPORTANT: Please note emails from Diversity and Inclusion will only be sent to your Washburn email. Monitor your account for important updates and information.

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Step 3: Welcome Meeting

During this meeting the assistant director will talk with you about disability-related barriers you may be experiencing, any history of accommodations, will explore reasonable accommodations, and discuss next steps. The assistant director may request additional documentation if needed if not already received for the welcome meeting.  

For information about accommodations that are managed by other areas on campus or use alternate forms, please use the contact information below: 

  • Housing Accommodations - Managed by Residential Living Assistant Director. You can contact them about the accommodation process by calling 785.670.1766 or emailing  
  • Dietary Considerations - Students with food allergies or that require a special diet please fill out the Student Accommodation Request Form with documentation. After approval, information will be sent to Residential Living regarding your request with instructions.  

Step 4: Login to the Accommodate Student Portal

One you've completed steps 1-3 you'll have access to the Accommodate Student Portal.

The student portal is where the following items can be completed:

  • Renew semester accommodations
  • Schedule distraction reduced testing with SASO
  • Receive notes from in class note-takers
  • Schedule appointments with SASO staff
  • Request changes to approved semester accommodations based on new diagnosis

Logging in for the first time? Please view our helpful tutorial video or pdf instructions.

See our video for setting up tests and appointments with SASO staff.

All students must submit a new Student Accommodation Request Form each semester prior to receiving services. You do NOT need to submit new medical documentation with each request, UNLESS you are requesting new accommodations that have not been previously approved.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Student Accessibility Services

Morgan Hall
Room 105

Phone & Email

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5 pm
(After 5pm by appointment)

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