Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision Mission Goals


Every disabled student graduates, thriving and prepared for a life of growth and purpose.


Through services, programming, and advocacy centering disabled Western students, the DAC advances holistic student development and inclusive achievement. Focusing on disability outreach services, DAC helps ensure institutional legal compliance and fosters a justice-oriented campus community that centers disability-positive identity formation.  DAC increases access, equity, and inclusion for disabled Western students through collaborative transformation of structures, policies, and practices.


  • Determine student eligibility for reasonable disability-related accommodations and services and facilitate their implementation across campus. 
  • Engage in transparent communication around accommodation-related procedures and policies.
  • Build community through outreach and programs that foster self-advocacy and disability-positive identity development.
  • Increase equity on campus by advocating for access to all programs with a focus on disabled students.