Housing Accommodations

Medical or Disability Request for Housing Accommodations

SUNY Cortland is committed to upholding and maintaining all aspects of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. If a student with a disability wishes to request accommodations, please submit a New Student Accessibility Request with the Disability Resources Office located in Van Hoesen Hall, Room C-17 (607-753-2967). Any information regarding the disability will remain confidential and will only be divulged with the student’s knowledge/permission. Timeliness of requests for housing accommodations is appreciated; there is a June 1 deadline for submitting medical documentation to Disability Resources for the fall semester and a December 1 deadline for submitting medical documentation for the spring semester.  Housing accommodations cannot be guaranteed after these deadlines.

Students with disabilities whose paperwork has been processed through the SUNY Cortland Disability Resources Office and who have been approved to receive housing accommodations will receive those accommodations at the standard double room rate or the West Campus Apartments rate, regardless of the differential room rate of their housing assignment.  Accommodations can include wheelchair accessible single rooms with wheelchair accessible private bathrooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, air-conditioned rooms, single rooms and rooms with private bathrooms.  These rooms are available in limited quantities.

Steps for students to request a housing accommodation

  1. Review Guidelines for Providing Disability Information and Documentation.
  2. Submit a New Student Accessibility Request with Disability Resources.
  3. Have the healthcare provider that made your diagnosis fill out the Medical Disability Housing Accommodation Requests (PDF) form and submit it to the Disability Resources Office.
  4. The Director of Disability Resources will review the submitted documentation and will assess the information to determine the approval or denial using the criterion of identifying a student living with a disability per the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Director of Disability Resources will communicate a response regarding this determination to the student and will let Residence Life and Housing know whether or not the student meets the criterion.
  5. Residence Life and Housing will let the student know whether they will be assigned in a location that meets the student’s housing accommodation request, or Residence Life and Housing will let the student know if their name is on a waiting list for the housing accommodation.  Housing assignments for new students are posted on myRedDragon on August 1.