Accommodation Request

Housing Disability Accommodation Request Process

Minot State Residence Life & Housing provides reasonable accommodations to residents with disabilities who have a verifiable need for the accommodation. The purpose of a disability accommodation is to remove or lessen a barrier to access. A reasonable accommodation does not put an undue burden on either party.

Federal disability laws, including the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, define disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities (e.g. walking, breathing, learning, etc.) The disability must be permanent (of continual or long duration) to be protected by these laws.

Minot State may or may not provide adjustments to housing policies due to a medical condition that does not rise to the level of disability but does cause daily discomfort. Verification of the need for the accommodation or adjustment due to medical condition requires clinical support provided by an appropriate professional. 

  1. You will be asked to provide basic information about your accommodation request.
  2. Please print the Housing Reasonable Accommodation Request and have it completed. Disabilities that are not easily apparent must have supporting documentation. If you don’t have current
    documentation, you may have your medical provider or the professional with expertise in the area of your
    disability and knowledge of your current condition fill out this brief form to support your request.
  3. This form does not need to be completed for a Service Animal. Students requesting a Service Animal only need to complete the Assistance Animal Agreement/Registration and meet with the Residence Life Office staff.  
  4. Once the document is returned to the Housing Office, you will be contacted to discuss the request.
  5. Renewal Process-We ask that each academic year you renew your accommodation with our office. Complete the Renewal Form and return it to our office.
  6. A letter of confirmation will be sent to your Minot State Email. It is our practice to process requests within 10 business days. 

By submitting an accommodation request, I acknowledge that Minot State Residence Life & Housing staff will be reviewing information I provide regarding my medical history.  I also understand that any request for accommodation to policy does not take effect until approval is received.

This accommodation request only relates to on-campus housing.  For accommodations related to academics or other areas of campus please visit www.minotstateu.edu/access_services

Additional Resources

 

Residence Life Office
500 University Ave. West
Minot, ND 58707

701-858-3363

msu.housing@minotstateu.edu

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