Overview – Housing Disabilities Accommodations
Accessible housing for students with disabilities is available at Marymount University (click for more info). Students may request general housing preferences directly with the office of Residential Life & Housing – Office of Student Living. However, students are not required to disclose any disability information to Residential Life & Housing – Office of Student Living.
Students who wish to have housing accommodations that mitigate the impact of their disability must make an accommodations request. All accommodations requests require students to work with Student Access Services (SAS).
Disabilities-based housing accommodations modify aspects of residential life through adjustment(s) designed to lessen or eliminate the impact of impairments (click for more info). SAS collaborates with Marymount students to determine reasonable accommodations.
In order for students to request and be considered for disability-based housing accommodations, please note the following:
- Students need to work with BOTH Residential Life & Housing – Office of Student Living and SAS.
- Students accepted to Marymount, with a Marymount email and ID number, are invited to partner with SAS to explore the scope of the impairment and determine which accommodations are most appropriate to mitigate the impact of their disability/disabilities. This partnership is called the “interactive process” and is essential to put reasonable accommodations in place (click for more info).
- SAS works closely with Residential Life & Housing – Office of Student Living to identify suitable, available, and appropriate campus housing assignments.
- Residential Life & Housing – Office of Student Living implements student accommodations authorized by SAS and as such, may ask for additional information from students in order to properly implement those accommodations (click for more info).
- Accommodated housing assignments offered to students may not necessarily be located in their preferred campus location (click for more info).
- Housing assignments are offered to students on a first-come/first-serve basis (click for more info).
- Not all unoccupied residences have access provisions built to address all types of disabilities. As a result, once a student’s disabilities access needs are identified, SAS recommendations are sent to Residential Life & Housing – Office of Student Living to determine which available housing units offer the necessary access provisions.