Documentation Requirements for Housing Accommodations

To be eligible for SAS-approved accommodations, students are required to provide appropriate written documentation from a licensed health care professional, which describes:

  • The student’s “condition” as a diagnosis or other description.
  • The “manner” in which the impairment will limit the student’s ability to access their living environment. For example, what is the impact on their daily functioning, particularly in a residential setting?
  • The “duration” in which the condition impacts the student (e.g., minutes, hours, days, months, years).  For example, does the condition change over time?  Is it the result of other disabilities?  Is the condition cyclical or static?

Ideally, documentation should include a recommendation by the student’s clinician, which:

  • Ties the student’s clinical condition to their needs for specific housing accommodations.
  • Describes recommended accommodations to mitigate the impact of their disability in a residential setting.