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ADA Compliance 

Access Mission Statement   :   Guide to Accommodation Requests   :   Forms  :  Contacts

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. 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
    • - and -
  • Available housing options at the time of the request

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


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:

Returning Students

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

  • Complete the ‘Returning Student Contract’ via to confirm your intent to reside on campus
  • Send an email to 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 form no later than February 15 to review options for fall semester. Appropriate disability documentation must be on file prior to receiving an accessible housing placement.


Requests Involving Air Conditioning

In the event that your medical condition requires air conditioning due to allergies, 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 for a manual assignment. In the event of a manual assignment, roommate requests or hall preferences may not be guaranteed during the placement process.





Who To Contact

Housing and Residence Life

Jneanne Hacker, Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life
(Housing assignments)

  • Phone: (740) 593-4085
  • Address:
  • Housing and Residence Life
    Living Learning Center 215
    111 South Green Drive
    Athens, OH 45701
  • E-mail:

Student Accessibility Services

Carey Busch , Assistant Dean of Student Accessibility Services
(Campus-wide disability access, registration of the disabled)

  • Phone: (740) 593-9142 
  • Address:
  • Student Accessibility Services
    348 Baker University Center
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701
  • E-mail: