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Disability Services


The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the primary office at Villanova University with specialized knowledge and experience in physical disability issues. ODS also advises faculty on the policies and procedures relevant to students with disabilities and acts as a general information and referral service on disability issues.

Students with identified disabilities have been admitted into Villanova University by the same criteria as other students and they have met the same rigorous standards for admission.


The mission of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to ensure that qualified students with disabilities will have equal access to the educational opportunities at Villanova University by eliminating physical and educational barriers. Each student will then be able to participate, freely and actively in all facets of University life. In addition, the office was established to ensure that all students with disabilities receive support services and accommodations to allow them equal access to all Villanova University programs.


Learning Support Services
Learning Commons in Falvey, 2nd Floor, 610-519-5176

The Office of Learning Support Services, in conjunction with faculty, provides reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with learning disabilities, other neurologically-based disorders, and those disabled by chronic illnesses requesting assistance with academic concerns and/or accommodations should contact the office. Students with concerns about specific learning difficulties and strategies are welcome. 

Matt, Steve, Greg

Meet Our Staff



Students, faculty, and the Office of Disability Services (ODS) have responsibilities to help provide appropriate services and accommodations. 



LEVEL is a student organization formed to bridge the gap between students with various abilities and disabilities. Consider joining for great experiences!

Fr, Bill Atkinson Award

Disability Services Staff and Students have won numerous awards recognizing innovations and achievements in disability awareness on campus and in the community.

LEVEL's Service Break Trip

LEVEL's Retreat

John Garvey 2014

Spotlight on Eric Mitz

Office of Disability Services

Villanova University
Connelly Center, 2nd Floor
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Fax:     610.519.6524

Stephen McWilliams, Ph.D.

Gregory Hannah

Award Winning Documentary

Nick Gaynor & Fran Keanevy accepting JIMMY Medal

The JIMMY Medal was awarded to Nick Gaynor and Frank Kineavy for “Coming off the DL”, a short documentary by Steve McWilliams and John O'Leary's Social Justice Documentary Film Class about Villanova University students who are changing the way people see ability.