HOUSING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The University seeks to accommodate housing needs for students with disabilities if possible.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding housing for students with disabilities.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus.
Website Address for this Policy
If a student needs a reasonable accommodation made to a residence hall space for reason of disability, the information regarding the accommodation should be provided in the online housing application.
If you have difficulty accessing any portion of the website or completing the housing application with adaptive technology or because of a disability, please contact Ms. Sabrina Johnson in the Residence Life central office, (100 Hickman Hall) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, at 601.266.4783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the student’s responsibility to also contact the Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA) at 601.266.5024 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, about the need for accommodations at the University. The ODA will verify eligibility and if accommodation for residence hall space is granted, the Department of Residence Life and the ODA will work together to implement the accommodation.
The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.