Housing Accommodations

We recognize that each student has unique needs.
We want to assist the best we can.

Kendall in Grier

Special needs housing requests

We provide reasonable housing accommodations for students with disabilities. What is a disability? Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are defined as persons with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Major life activities include major bodily functions, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working, performing manual tasks and caring for one’s self.

Students requesting special housing accommodations must fill out the following special housing needs request forms: 

Part 1 should be filled out by students. Part 2 must be filled out by the student’s doctor or medical provider. All requests must be submitted by July 25 for consideration for fall semester and by Nov. 1 for spring semester.

If necessary, the Office of Residence Life will collaborate with other relevant staff at the College to determine the most appropriate housing accommodations. Housing accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis according to documented need and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations. This includes the need for air conditioning because of asthma, allergies or other health-related issues.

Students with documented disabilities who require their own room because of their disability will still be billed at the standard double room rate. If a student is approved for air conditioning based on a disability and they are not living in an air-conditioned building, maintenance will install a College-owned window unit at no cost to the student. Only College owned air-conditioning units are permitted.

Service and assistance animals

As outlined in our Disabilities & Reasonable Accommodations Policies, the College is committed to supporting the needs of individuals with disabilities, both employees and students, and provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students and employees with disabilities. Though employees and students are generally not permitted to bring pets on campus, the College allows individuals to have service animals and assistance animals on campus according to the policy.

To request a service or assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation, students should fill out the Service and Assistance Animal Agreement and contact the Office of Student Success and Accessibility Services to request this specific accommodation. Their staff with work with the Office of Residence Life staff and once approved, service animals must be registered with the College.