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There are many resources available on and off campus to help you succeed. Links to different areas are listed below to guide you to those resources. External resources are those outside the WKU community. Also, refer to the FAQs for students page, the parent/guardian page, the student events page for further resources.

If you are looking for resources regarding the transition from high school to college, please review our registration page

Lists on the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) website are in no way meant to be exhaustive. Although we have done our best to verify any resources listed below, we cannot guarantee the validity of all resources, or the validity of resources provided by other sites. 

 

WKU Resources WKU Resources

Below are some of the on-campus resources that we think will be most relevant to our students' success.

WKU Academic Advising

Best Expectation Programs (BEP)

WKU Writing Center

WKU Glasgow Writing Center

WKU Glasgow Math Lab

WKU Math Help Lab

  • The Mathematics Department provides a Math Help Lab in COHH 2124 to provide free tutoring to students taking classes in the Math Department, especially those taking general education mathematics courses.

WKU Online Math Lab

WKU The Learning Center (TLC)

Tutoring Resources

Online Student Support Portal

WKU Counseling Center (CC)

WKU Talley Family Counseling Center (TFCC)

WKU Nutrition

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

  • NAMI is a free support group that meets on alternating Mondays for current WKU students struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. It is led by two NAMI-certified facilitators who are in mental health recovery themselves. This group is a supplement — not a substitute — for therapy or medication.Contact Dr. Jay Gabbard at jay.gabbard@wku.edu for more information.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of Bowling Green 

  • DBSA offers a free support group. All students with mental health concerns are welcome to attend; no formal diagnosis is required. This group aims to support all students in developing mental health. It’s led by fellow college students who have received training from the national branch of DBSA.

"A Freshman's Guide to the Hill"Open in New Window

"WKU Campus Safety"CCopen in new window

"WKU Online Safety"CCopen in new window

"WKU Consent/Title IX"CCOpen in new window

WKU also suggest students review the information from Cornell Health about Bystander InterventionOpen in New Window. On the site, you can also find a video, "Intervene" (2016)CCopen in new window, with different scenarios and intervention techniques.

WKU Financial Aid's Scholarship Page

WKU TopDollar Scholarship Source — The deadline for completing the application is February 1st.

KY AHEAD Scholarship InformationOpen in New Window (external)

 

Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA. It opens October 1st.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation Office for information about external financial assistance.

Students are encouraged to complete the application for awards as soon as possible. Some awards may be on a "first-come, first-served" basis, so awards are only made until funds have depleted. 

 

Additional external scholarships are listed in the section below.

Housing and Residence Life

"Hilltopics" - The Residence Hall Handbook

 

Students requesting housing accommodations must provide documentation to the SARC from a licensed professional which outlines their diagnosis. Documentation must be from the last three years and include specific recommendations for accommodations (i.e. private room, private bathroom, room on lower/first floor). Once the information is received, the SARC will notify WKU Housing and Residence Life (HRL) in a timely manner of the request(s). HRL then determines placement based on the student’s accommodation request(s). Please, review the full SARC registration process here. You will also need to contact HRL with your request.

Postsecondary education institution as defined in KRS 164.948 shall provide priority for first-floor housing to any student who informs the institution of a disability, or a sensory, cognitive, or neurological deficit or impairment, or a learning disorder, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorder, autism, or Asperger's syndrome. As used in this section, "disability" has the same meaning as in KRS 344.010. Those students requesting first-floor housing need to contact the WKU HRL.

 

External Resources regarding Disabilities External Resources Regarding Disabilities

We have listed below resources that includes local and state resources and national organizations that can assist by providing services and information for persons with disabilities. Some references below are general resources for students with disabilities, while some are tailored to a certain group of people (i.e. deaf and hard-of-hearing resources) or specific need (i.e. scholarship information).

Barren River Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)Open in New Window

City of Bowling Green, KYOpen in New Window

  • You can also find a short list of disability resources on the official municipal website of Bowling Green, KY.

LifeskillsOpen in New Window

  • Lifeskills offers support for people who experience mental illness, addition, and intellectual disabilities.

Counseling Services

  • If you are in need of counseling services in the Bowling Green area, please review the Behavioral Health Provider ListOpen in New Window provided by Warren County Public Schools. 

Mobile GroceryOpen in new window

Talley Family Counseling Center

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)Open in New Window

U.S. Department of Labor

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)Open in New Window

  • The AAPD is a political and advocacy organization that centers around disability policy and the disability rights movement.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)Open in New Window

  • The ADDA offers support, resources, and connection to adults with ADHD.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)Open in New Window

  • This college support program, founded by the Autism Education and Research Institute, is dedicated to the academic success of students with autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD. It provides students with coaching, networking opportunities, and mentorships.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)Open in New Window

  • COSD assist college students or recent graduates with a disability, in gaining the tools and knowledge necessary to secure a career.

Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education (CDAHSME)Open in New Window

The DO-IT Project - Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and TechnologyOpen in New Window

Learning Disabilities Association of  America (LDA)Open in New Window

  • The LDA was founded in 1963 by parents interested in finding more resources for children with disabilities. The organization has since grown into an advocacy and educational resource for adults, parents, and educators.

National Center on Accessible Instructional MaterialsOpen in New Window

  • While their site is aimed toward school administrators and educators, it lists a variety of learning resources and tools for students with physical disabilities.

National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)Open in New Window

  • The NCCSD is an online resources for students, parents, faculty, and other professionals. They have a clearinghouse for resources on disability and education, information about campus organizations for college students with disabilities, and an organization for and led by students with disabilities, DREAM (Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring).Open in New Window

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)Open in New Window

  • This organization hosts a number of advocacy programs and events for adults with learning disabilities.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)Open in New Window

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)Open in New Window

  • Students can find a wealth of scholarships, activities, publications, and academic resources through this organization that is dedicated to serving visually impaired and blind populations.

US Autism & Asperger Association (USCAP)Open in New Window

  • The USAAA’s College Autism Project (CAP) strives to educate colleges and universities on how to work with students on the autism spectrum.

Kentucky Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)Open in New Window

  • KCDHH provides information, referral and advocacy services, and an interpreter referral service for state agencies.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)Open in New Window

  • NAD is a civil rights organization for the deaf and hard of hearing. 

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)Open in New Window

  • RID is a national membership organization that advocates for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. 

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)Open in New Window

  • HLAA strives to give people the tools they need to live more successfully with hearing loss.

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing LossesOpen in New Window

  • The Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)Open in New Window

  • The U.S. Department of Education funds the DCMP, which has created a media library of over 4,000 free captioned titles for educational use.

 

Also, refer to the "Scholarship Information" section below.

AssistiveTech.NetOpen in New Window

  • This webpage provides access to assistive technological devices for people with disabilities. 

LD OnlineOpen in New Window

  • This digital resource, run by PBS, publishes newsletters, personal stories, multimedia, and news regarding learning disabilities.

Autism Speaks

Navigating CollegeOpen in New Window

  • Current and former college students with autism contribute blog articles about their experiences to this online publication, which is dedicated to providing advice and insight on campus life and academia.

Perkins Teaching ResourcesOpen in New Window

  • Perkins is one of the oldest education and supply resources for the visually impaired, sharing accessible webinars, library materials, and webcasts. Perkins is well-known for founding the first school for the blind in 1829 and for creating several different Braille devices.

New MobilityOpen in New Window

  • This online magazine features articles, event listings, and advocacy information for wheelchair users.

Mobility International USAOpen in New Window

  • This organization is dedicated to disability rights advocacy around the world.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and CreativityOpen in New Window

  • This digital resource collects assistive technology suggestions and higher education tips from dyslexic students.

Landmark CollegeOpen in New Window

  • This Vermont-based college was founded in 1985 to serve students with dyslexia, ASD, and ADHD.

ADDITUDE ADHD College Survival GuideOpen in New Window

  • This digital publication walks students through the process of selecting a college, applying, and navigating campus life with ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association College ResourcesOpen in New Window

  • This professional networking society provides college students with links to study strategies and campus life tips.

 

Other Guides and Resources

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation Office for information about external financial assistance. Click here for a list of Vocational Rehabilitation Offices in each state.

AHEADOpen in New Window offers a scholarship each year. The SARC will send around information as it is posted.

KY AHEAD Scholarship InformationOpen in New Window

Sertoma's Hard of Hearing or Deaf and Communicative Disorders ScholarshipOpen in New Window

Cochlear Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellstrom ScholarshipsOpen in New Window has offered scholarships for recipients of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant and Cochlear™ Baha®.

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Frederick J. Krause ScholarshipOpen in New Window

 

Resource lists of scholarships:

Integrate Autism Employment AdvisorsOpen in New Window

  • Integrate has "full service advisors connecting employers and college graduates with autism." On the "For Candidates" sectionOpen in New Window of their site, you can resources based on your geographic location in the U.S.

Workforce Recruitment Program

  • The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. For more information please visit the Workforce Recruitment ProgramOpen in New Window website. New applicants will be accepted in Fall 2020. 

 Accessibility Issue? If there is an accessibility concern of any kind, please contact the SARC, as well as the corresponding department.
If a push button for a door or an elevator is not working, or other physical obstructions occur, contact the Department of Facilities Management at 270-745-3253.
For assistance after hours with physical access, contact the WKU Police Department at 270-745-2548.

If there are concerns with technology accessibility, contact IT at 270-745-5004 and/or the SARC.

For information about accessibility services in the libraries, please click here

Request an alternative format of any content on this site by contacting the SARC at 270-745-5004 or via email sarc.connect@wku.edu.

 

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 Last Modified 10/17/19