Policy STUA-RES-011

Responsible University Administrator:Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer:Director of Student Housing Administration
Origination Date:N/A
Current Revision Date:03/15/13
Next Review Date:03/15/17
End of Policy Date:N/A
Policy Number:STUA-RES-011
Status:Effective

 

HOUSING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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Policy Statement


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


www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-stua-res-011

 


Definitions


 

  

Policy/Procedures


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 sabrina.l.johnson@usm.edu.

 

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.

 


Review


The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).

 


Forms/Instructions


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Appendices


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Related Information


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History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.