Disability and Medical Accommodations
Procedures for Applying for University Housing for Students with Disabilities Requesting Accommodations
Saint Louis University, the Department of Housing and Residence Life and the Student Success Center place high priority on the support necessary to providing reasonable accommodations in residential housing.
For information on housing requests for students with disabilities, along with academic accommodation requests, please visit the following website: http://www.slu.edu/x24491.xml.
To make a request for housing accommodations, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Complete the Housing Request Needs Assessment form, which is listed below.
2. Please submit a letter from your physician/psychologist/diagnostician on office letterhead confirming your diagnosis. This
letter must also provide professional opinion as to why the accommodation is needed by indicating how the diagnosed
disability affects your range of motion/mobility, personal needs, etc. The physician letter must have been written within three
months from the date of receipt of the application at the University.
3. Submit the Housing Request Needs Assessment form and your physician's letter along with your full Housing application to the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The Department of Housing will forward some of your information to the disability services in the Student Success Center for review. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will be used only for the intended purpose of processing your request for housing accommodation.
After the University receives this information, you will be contacted regarding accessible housing availability and possibilities, if any. Please understand that submitting this request does not guarantee that housing accommodations will be provided. The University will consider this request along with all other requests and housing needs. Either the Department of Housing or the disability services staff will contact you to let you know whether your request was accepted or denied. If you have not been contacted within 6 to 8 weeks of submission of the application, please contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
If you would like information regarding housing accommodations or academic accommodations please contact Disability Services in the Student Success Center at (314) 977-3484. Please note that the housing accommodations process and the academic accommodations process are two different procedures.