Disability-Related On-Campus Housing Requests

Kennesaw State University believes that a residential experience for students encourages active participation and engagement in the campus community; provides opportunities to develop intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually; teaches accountability for decisions and actions; and challenges students to express their individual and unique voices while respecting and valuing the voices of others. The residential experience at KSU offers students a variety of living arrangements in a number of distinct communities with varying amenities and support services. You are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity and to fully engage in your residential experience and all the outstanding resources that are available to you. For more information, visit the Housing and Residence Life website.

A student who desires to live on campus but requires some level of accommodation because of a medical, psychological or physical disability may request consideration of those accommodations through the following process. Applications for housing are processed on a first-come first served basis, so timely requests are critical to meeting individual needs. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations that allow a student the opportunity to participate in the residential experience in the most inclusive manner possible.

For students who have trouble concentrating and studying in their room, a single room is not typically warranted. Students are encouraged to utilize quiet study spaces around campus.

Steps to Apply for Housing Accommodations

  1. Follow the application procedures for on-campus housing. All applications are done on-line, so you will need to go to the Housing and Residence Life website. You will be able to get specific community information from the website and can check out your options.

  2. Follow the Steps to Register with Student Disability Services. This includes completing the intake form, providing documentation of a legally defined disability, and participating in an intake meeting with a Disability Service Provider. Information relating to a disability is maintained in confidential files in the SDS office.

  3. Complete the Application for Housing Accommodations and submit it to the SDS office. 

Requests must be renewed on an annual basis following the process identified above.

Student Responsibilities

  1. Submit requests for housing accommodations as early as possible following acceptance to the University. Requests will only be considered from students who are fully accepted. 

  2. Abide by all policies and procedures related to living on campus including license agreement, student code of conduct requirements, and financial arrangements. 

Recommendations for housing accommodations will be made by the Assistant Director and/or the Disability Services Coordinator for Student Disability Services in consultation with other appropriate campus personnel and forwarded to the Director of Residence Life. Requests are carefully evaluated with consideration to the timing of the request, the severity of the condition, the feasibility of the request, and the availability of space. The goal is to support both the needs of the student as well as the goals of university housing. Recommendations are not binding on any other campus office, unit, department or agency.

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