REQUESTING RESIDENCE LIFE ACCOMMODATIONS
NDSU student living facilities are designed to extend the student’s educational experience beyond the classroom.
The learning and residential environments at NDSU provide students with an opportunity to enhance a variety of educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities. Residence Life offers a wide range of living environments, capable of catering to almost any need that a student may have.
When requesting Residence Life accommodations due to a disability at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Disability Services (DS) needs to determine whether there is a condition or combination of conditions that constitute a disability, and whether the disability causes limitations for which reasonable accommodation(s) are needed. Documentation will assist DS in understanding how the disability may have an impact in the residence halls and the current impact of the condition(s) as it relates to the housing request.
Documentation and all relevant information must be completed or provided by an appropriate qualified professional such as a treating or diagnosing health or mental health professional. Documentation completed by a family member is not acceptable. For psychological disabilities, documentation should be within the last six months unless the condition is one that does not change over time. All documentation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Single Room Accommodations:
Requests for a single room as an accommodation based solely on a desire to have a “quiet, undisturbed place to study” or as a need for a “reduced distraction environment” will not be granted. By virtue of the shared facilities, resources, and number of people living under one roof, it is unrealistic to assume that a private room would provide for such quiet, distraction free space to any appreciable degree beyond living in a standard double room.
To initiate a Residence Life accommodation request, the student must complete and return to Disability Services, the Student Request Form.
Once the completed Student Request Form has been received, Disability Services will contact the student to explain the next step.
The completed form can be submitted via:
Fax: (701) 231-5205
Mail: NDSU Disability Services
Dept. 5160, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108