Student Accessibility Services
Ithaca College Housing Accommodation Requests Due to Disability
If you are requesting a housing accommodation, please be aware that you must follow the procedure below. In order to be considered for an accommodation, your condition must be considered a disability under New York State and Federal Law.
In order to request a housing accommodation you must:
- If you have not already done so, register with Student Accessibility Services by completing the online identification form.
- Complete the Request for Special Housing Accommodation form.
- Provide documentation that supports your request. Please refer to our Documentation Guidelines found on this site. Documentation supporting housing requests must contain the following specific criteria:
- Documentation must be written by a licensed health professional and must include a formal diagnosis that rises to the level of a disability.
- It must establish a clear connection between the recommended housing request and the impact of the condition.
- It must address why the accommodation requested is a medical/health need for the student.
- Send the completed housing accommodation form along with documentation to:
Ithaca College Office of Student Accessibility Services
110 Towers Concourse
953 Danby Road Ithaca, NY, 14850
or fax to our office at (607) 274-3957.
Your documentation will be kept in a confidential file. Do not submit your form or documentation directly to Residential Life.
Note on Single Room Accommodation: In general, diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD or Specific Learning Disability do not lend themselves to single room accommodations. A single room cannot guarantee a quiet environment. Students who need to study in a quiet environment can have their study needs met in areas such as the library or other designated quiet study areas on campus.