Some students may require accommodations through Housing and Residence Life. In order to ensure that each request is considered in a consistent and appropriate manner, students should follow the steps listed below.

REQUEST A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION

GUIDELINES FOR DOCUMENTATION

Students who wish to request a housing accommodation should have their physician or treating professional submit a letter containing the following information:

  • Patient's diagnosis/disability
  • How long you have known the patient
  • Methods of evaluation used in making the diagnosis
  • Symptoms and effects of the diagnosis/disability
  • Type of housing accommodation being recommended
  • Rationale: How will the requested accommodation (s) alleviate the symptoms or effects of the diagnosis/disability?
  • The level of need for the requested accommodation and the anticipated consequences of not receiving the requested accommodation

The letter should be on letterhead, dated and signed by the physician. Documentation on prescription pads is not acceptable.

All documentation should be emailed or faxed to:

Student Office for Accessibility Resources
Furman University
SOAR@furman.edu
Fax: 864.294.3044

DECISION

Once the Student Office for Accessibility Resources has received necessary forms and documentation, the information will be reviewed by SOAR personnel and a professional with expertise in the appropriate area of the diagnosis/disability. In some cases, the student may need to meet with SOAR staff to further discuss or clarify the student's needs.

SOAR will notify Housing and Residence Life with a recommendation. Housing and Residence Life staff with notify the student of the decision.

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