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Policy STUA-RES-011

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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: NA
Policy Number: STUA-RES-011
Status: Effective




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





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


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).








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






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