Center for Students with Disabilities



Students with disabilities are an essential part of the diversity and accessibility that defines the UW-Whitewater campus and CSD is committed to supporting a diverse and stimulating academic community. As part of our mission, CSD actively collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive, accessible university experience. CSD is dedicated to promoting diversity and an equal opportunity for students to fully participate in all aspects of their education and university life.


  • To provide services in a respectful manner, acknowledging that students have rights and responsibilities
  • To promote student's autonomy and management of their services
  • To promote diversity on the campus
  • To recognize a student's rights to privacy and confidentiality
  • To provide information in accessible formats to enable students to make informed decisions
  • Offer services in a timely manner

Who we serve

CSD serves UW-Whitewater students with physical, learning, sensory, psychological, health-related, or other disabilities substantially affecting a major life activity (i.e. walking, hearing, seeing, breathing, or learning).

CSD serves faculty and staff by verifying disabilities and identifying appropriate classroom accommodations. CSD strives to provide clarity related to faculty, staff and student roles and responsibilities. CSD provides information and training to faculty and staff and collaborates on institutional initiatives related to access and universal design.