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Housing Accommodation Policy

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Housing Accommodation Request Application Form

Central Connecticut State University is committed to the support of students with disabilities. There are a limited number of medical single rooms available for students with medical, psychological, psychiatric, mobility, visual or hearing impairment related conditions, whose conditions prohibit the student from living with a roommate.  Priority will be given to individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Connecticut law. All disabilities must be documented on by a licensed provider with expertise in the area of diagnosis; click here for form.

Please note that providing the university with medical information does not guarantee a special housing accommodation and that the desire to have a quiet, undisturbed place to study, for example, is insufficient to warrant a special housing accommodation.

In order to determine eligibility, the student must meet and speak with a specialist at the Student Disability Services (SDS) and provide an explanation with examples of how the disabling condition impacts their daily life impacting their ability to live in standard housing.  Please be advised that medical single rooms are reserved for individuals who document substantial needs and for whom living with a roommate is not viable.

A recommendation from Student Disability Services for the Accommodation of a Medical Single room is subject to renewal each academic year as needed unless waived by your SDS Specialist. Please make sure that your medical/mental health provider completes the Disability Verification Form.

The Student Disability Services Specialist will review your documentation to determine whether you are eligible to receive a Medical Single Room Accommodation.  Information about the diagnosis and treatment of your condition remains confidential.

The following documents are not considered acceptable forms of documentation if submitted alone:

  1. Handwritten patient records or notes from patient charts.
  2. Diagnoses on prescription pads.
  3. Self-evaluation found on the internet or in any print publication.
  4. Research articles.
  5. Correspondence from healthcare providers not directly addressed to Central Connecticut State University Student Disability Services.

In order to better serve you, the documentation needs to be submitted by the following dates for priority registration:

MAY 15 FOR THE FALL SEMESTER
NOVEMBER 15 FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER

While applications submitted after these dates will be accepted and considered, we cannot guarantee that CCSU will be able to meet late applicants’ accommodation needs.

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