The purpose of granting accommodations (housing or academic) is to ensure that a student has equal access to our college community and that barriers that prevent that access are removed. Establishing a relationship between a disability and the request for accommodation is what we base the barrier/access question and solution on—it is the basis for determining a reasonable accommodation.
When the application is reviewed, the following factors are considered:
- severity of condition
- timing of request
- feasibility of request
- availability of housing options.
Please note that requests that are not granted through this process by no means implies that an existing condition is not valid; it simply means that the consensus is that a housing accommodation will not make an existing condition any better or worse.