Disability Services

John Pastorius ’13 at graduation, accompanied by his service dog Houston

Lynchburg College guarantees all students with documented disabilities equal access to an education limited only by personal ability and not by disability and supports students in obtaining reasonable accommodations.

This is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, which prohibit discrimination based on disability and require equal opportunity to participate in Lynchburg College programs.

Lynchburg College does not offer programs or courses specifically designed for students with disabilities. However, in addition to reasonable accommodations approved on a case-by-case basis, the College offers all students a variety of support services such as tutoring, mentoring, advising, workshops, academic success courses, academic counseling, career services, and therapeutic counseling. These services, along with small classes and an intimate connection to faculty and staff, contribute to an exceptional experience for all students.

The Disability Services Office (DSO) works with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to provide or arrange for reasonable accommodations, services, training, consultation, and technical assistance based on disability and strives to ensure that Lynchburg College courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities are equally accessible to all students.

The DSO also endeavors to assist students in becoming effective self-advocates and to facilitate an inclusive, supportive campus atmosphere that fosters respect and promotes independence.


Julia R. Timmons
Disability Services Coordinator
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434.544.8687 or 434.544.8339
Fax 434.544.8808