Special Housing Requests
Information regarding on-campus housing accommodations for students with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) and University Health Services works collaboratively with the Office of Residence Life in order to provide housing accommodations to students with disabilities or chronic health conditions. For students requesting accommodations due to a documented disability or chronic health conditions:
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual with a disability is a person who:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
- has a record of such an impairment; or
- is regarded as having such an impairment
Accommodations for students with disabilities vary according to the nature of the documented disability. To request accommodations for housing due to a documented disability, a student must first contact Deborah Fairchild of the Disability Resource Center in writing to make the request. Documentation of the disability and a phone number for the student must be included with the request. For Documentation guidelines, please see the Disability Resource Center. Once the request is received, it will be evaluated by the Disability Resource Center. Although priority consideration will be given to accommodate students with disabilities, a particular accommodation may not be granted if housing is not available, if it is deemed not reasonable, or if other suitable options are available. Availability of housing is limited and spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Contact: Mrs. Deborah Fairchild
Phone: (203) 392-6828
Gender Neutral Housing Option
Southern Connecticut State University offers a gender neutral option for students requesting on-campus housing. Gender neutral housing is available to students identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and who may feel uncomfortable or even unsafe in traditional housing scenarios. Housing assignments are provided to these students without regard to biological sex. Students requesting gender neutral housing should contact Marvin Wilson through the Office of Residence Life.
Contact: Marvin Wilson
Phone: (203) 392-5870