Ohio University

ADA Compliance

Access Mission Statement

Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities as well as minor modifications for health related needs. Students who have a need for air conditioned spaces due to allergies or asthma do not need to complete the request for accommodation, these students should select a room with air conditioning during the room selection experience. In collaboration with Student Accessibility Services, Housing and Residence Life will partner with students to determine eligibility and identify reasonable accommodations to promote academic and personal development on campus and enhance a successful residential experience. Eligibility for housing accommodations or health related needs is determined by:

  • The impact of the student’s disability or medical condition as it pertains to residential housing
  • Available housing options at the time of the request

If the impact of your disability may also require academic accommodations, please visit Student Accessibility Services.

Housing and Residence Life is pleased to offer texting capabilities to our main phone line. Please text us at 740.593.4090.

Forms : Contacts

Guide to Accommodation Requests

In the event that you have a disability that warrants reasonable accommodations or medical condition that requires minor adjustments within the residential facilities, please fill out the specific application that meets your needs. The Housing/Accessibility committee will review each request to determine the best possible accommodations based on the need of the student. Although preference of green and hall may be requested, not all preferences can be met. Once the application is submitted and reviewed, the student will be contacted by the Housing and Residence Life Office to review options in support of specific needs and finalize housing details.

Incoming Students

If you are an incoming undergraduate or graduate student and are required/plan to reside on campus:

  • Complete the ‘First Year Student Contract’ via Housing Self-Service to confirm your intent to enroll
  • Submit current disability or health related documentation to Housing and Residence Life by May 1, to be reviewed prior to First Year Room Selection.
  • Submit a completed Request for Housing Accommodations [PDF] form

Housing accommodation forms are required to be submitted annually for placement consideration.

Returning Students

Students with disabilities who are required/plan to reside on campus must complete the following:

  • Complete the ‘Second Year/Upperclass Student Contract’ via Housing Self-Service to confirm your intent to reside on campus
  • Send an email to hackerjn@ohio.edu to confirm if you wish to return to your current room or if another room is of interest
  • If a student with a disability would like change rooms for the future year, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss options
  • All students requiring an accessible room will be assigned by Housing and Residence Life

As a returning student, if you have not previously registered with Housing and Residence Life for a reasonable accommodation, complete and submit the disability documentation and Request for Housing Accommodation [PDF] form no later than March 1 to be reviewed prior to Returning Student Room Selection. Appropriate disability documentation must be on file prior to receiving an accessible housing placement.

Annual resubmission of all housing accommodation forms are necessary for upcoming academic year placement review.

Roommate Requests

It is the goal of Housing and Residence Life to provide reasonable accommodations for all students who submit a request due to a documented disability or medical condition. Housing and Residence Life also values the importance of roommate connections. To ensure that we meet both the need for an accommodation and to maintain a connection, any student approved for an accommodation will be able to pull in one desired roommate provided that the request was submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Requests Involving Air Conditioning

In the event that your medical condition requires air conditioning due to allergies or asthma, Housing and Residence Life offers the opportunity for the student to select into a room with air conditioning during the Room Selection Process or the Room Change Process. If a student is not successful with selecting into a room with air conditioning at their designated time of selection or during the room change opportunity, please contact housing@ohio.edu for a manual assignment. In the event of a manual assignment, roommate requests or hall preferences may not be guaranteed during the placement process.

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Who To Contact

Housing and Residence Life

Jneanne Hacker, Director of Business Operations and Conference Services

  • For general questions, call or text our main line at 740.593.4090.
  • Address:
    Housing and Residence Life
    Living Learning Center 215
    111 South Green Drive
    Athens, OH 45701
  • E-mail: hackerjn@ohio.edu

Student Accessibility Services

Christina Jenkins , Associate Director for Student Accessibility
(Accommodations and services for students with disabilities)

  • Phone: (740) 593-2620
  • Address:
    Student Accessibility Services
    348 Baker University Center
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701
  • E-mail: jenkinc1@ohio.edu

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