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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
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Residence Life and Special Accommodations in Housing
Policy

Document Number: DISAB--109 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Director of Counseling/Disability Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/16/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about residence life and special accommodations in housing.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Counseling/Disability Services
Dean of Students
Executive VP
Legal Counsel

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
State statutes
Standards of good practice
Standard company policies
Local statutes
Federal statutes
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Fine

Loss of privilege, general

OCR visit

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Policy Provisions
1.

Residence Life and Special Accommodations in Housing


The Director of Counseling/Disability Services and the Residence Life Office seek to ensure consistency in evaluating special housing requests based on disabilities while at the same time carefully exploring each individual situation. A student who seeks special accommodations in housing must register with the Director of Counseling/Disability Services and the student must complete a Residence Life application. To aid this process, requests should include:

1. Documentation of the condition or need that is the basis of the request;

2. A clear description of the desired housing accommodation;

3. An explanation of how the request relates to the impact of the condition;

4. Possible alternatives if the recommended accommodation is not reasonable or available.

Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate health care professional that relates the current impact of the condition to the request. Documentation should be typed on official letterhead and signed by the physician or other professional. The documentation must include:

1. The current impact of (or limitations imposed by) the conditions;

2. Treatments, medications, devices or services currently prescribed or used to minimize the impact of the condition;

3. The expected duration, stability, or the progression of the condition;

4. The credentials of the diagnosing professional.

Recommendations from the treating professional may be given consideration in evaluating a request and should:

1. Provide a clear description of the recommended housing accommodations;

2. Connect the recommended accommodation to the impact of the condition (diagnosis must be clearly stated);

3. Provide possible alternatives to the recommended accommodation;

4. Present statement of the level of need for (or the consequences of not receiving) the recommended accommodation.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure
Compliance with federal mandate

Consequences: Fine
Further training
Loss of privileges
OCR visit

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of Students

Director of Counseling/Disability Services

Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

Executive VP

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