Policy for Special Housing Requests for Students with Disabilities

Special campus housing requests will be considered under the following circumstances:

  1. Students who require a live-in attendant or who must house adaptive equipment that requires more than the allotted space for a roommate (over 50% of the room) will be charged the regular double rate rather than the higher private room rate. This determination will be made by the Director of Residence Life. For all other disabilities, a decision on a request for a single room (at the private room rate) will be made by the Director of Residence Life, the Campus Coordinator, and the Coordinator of Disability Services on a case by case basis. Requests should be made three months in advance. Late requests may not be accommodated if housing is unavailable, including housing which is already under contract.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University encourages students to experience double occupancy residence, if possible. Distraction free study areas are available on campus and negotiating with a roommate for time and space are considered opportunities for personal growth while on campus.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act which require that no otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.

For housing applications and/or further information, please contact the Director of Residence Life, (580) 745-2948.

Approved 12/15/98