University Housing Accommodations Procedure

Procedure for Requesting Housing Accommodations

  1. Students must self-identify to the Office of Disability Services (DS) the need for accommodation(s).
  2. Students who self-identify to the Office of Residence Life should be referred to DS for assistance.
  3. Students must complete and submit an online application request along with recent records from a qualified, licensed professional familiar with their condition. The records must make a clear connection between the stated disability and the requested accommodation(s).  Requests for assistance animals must include evidence that the animal has been spayed/neutered and is up to date with required vaccinations.
  4.  Students who make housing requests and submit supporting documentation as far in advance as possible will receive preference as housing placements are made.
    1. Requests for emotional support animals should be made at least 30 days before housing for the animal is needed.
  5. Students with an apparent (visible) disability are not required to present documented medical evidence of their disabling condition. However, the Coordinator may request recommendations for accommodations from the student’s treatment provider.
  6. The Coordinator will review all provided documentation and discuss the accommodation request with the student.
  7. The Coordinator will send a notification letter for any approved accommodations to the Office of Residence Life. A copy of the recommendation will also be provided to the student.
  8. Late requests will be accepted and considered, however fewer reasonable accommodation options may be available at later points in the academic year. Residence Life will make reasonable efforts to accommodate late requests as space becomes available.
  9.  Denial of a requested accommodation will be formally documented and provided to the student. The student may appeal the denied accommodation as outlined in the Disability Services Appeal Process.