Accommodations Requests

Residence Hall Medical Room/Medical Accommodations Requests

The College of Saint Elizabeth recognizes that some students who wish to reside in campus housing have significant medical/health problems that may require special housing accommodations. Such issues may include systemic disorders; mental health issues; the use of specialized electrical or medical equipment; and/or the effects of medication.

In recognizing such student needs, the College of Saint Elizabeth has reserved a limited number of residence hall spaces. Only in appropriate circumstances, the assignment of medical residence hall rooms will be made by the Coordinator of Disability Services in coordination with the Director of Residence Life (and in consultation with the Director of Health or Counseling Services, if deemed necessary).

The College reserves the right to require a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis and/or treatment plan. The College also reserves the right to determine that a student's health condition and/or behavior is of a severity that precludes the student's ability to remain a resident of the College.

The College has a limited number of single medical rooms available within the residence halls therefore; those rooms will be assigned only upon the specific request of a student having a disability which requires assignment to a single room, as opposed to the typical double room assignment (two students to one room) on a priority basis with consideration given to the severity of the medical needs. In these cases, the College may request documentation of the student's functional limitations to support the request. If a single medical room is assigned to a student based upon medical documentation supplied to the College, the College will waive the single room rate.

When a student is assigned to a medical room the College of Saint Elizabeth expects that the student will be receiving treatment from a licensed physician/mental health professional for the medical condition for which the medical room was granted. Further, it is expected that the student's primary health care provider will consult with appropriate College of Saint Elizabeth health or counseling professionals. In those instances in which a student requests and receives permission for air conditioning, humidifier, or air cleaner in a residence hall room, based upon documented medical/health problems, the student is responsible for purchasing the unit. If a requesting student resides in Founders Hall the student may be relocated to another residence hall room to accommodate the electrical demands of the air conditioning unit.

Students who have a medical condition that substantially impacts a life function must self identify to the Coordinator of Disability Services, and provide current and relevant medical documentation as defined in the Disability Services brochure entitled: Medical Disorders. Self-Identification/Requests must be made by June 15 for entering freshman and transfer students; and by April 15 for returning students.

Note: All requests for medical rooms and/or air conditioning, when granted, are for the academic year, and must be requested for the following academic year based upon the above guidelines.