Student Housing Accommodations
The University Academic Support Centers (UASC), Student Access Center (SAC) and Student Housing work closely to provide housing accommodations for students with disabilities. In order to get accommodations in Student Housing, please submit documentation of disability with specific recommendations from a qualified professional. Students with physical disabilities that require accessible housing, please contact the SAC as soon as possible so that appropriate accommodations can be arranged.
Disability documentation can submitted in person, via fax, mail, or email to the Student Access Center.
Students who are residential employees of Student Housing, i.e. Graduate Directors and Resident Assistants, seeking housing accommodations should request employment accommodations through the HR Employee Accommodations process.
Service Animals Policy
Service animals do live in Student Housing with their master and are frequently seen around campus. People on campus may not be aware that your animal is working for you, so please be sure to let others know the dog is not a pet. Please see the Policy on Animals in Buildings. If you have questions, please call the SAC at 785-864-4064.
Emotional Support Animals
An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is an animal that provides personal comfort to an individual with a disability residing in University of Kansas Housing. It is an accommodation for KU Housing only and not permitted in other areas of the University. Please see the Policy on Animals in Buildings.
Students with a documented disability living in KU Housing who request an emotional support animal as an accommodation will need to register with the Student Access Center, located in 22 Strong Hall. To register, click here to complete the online application and upload qualifying disability documentation. After you have completed your application, an access specialist will contact you to assist with your concerns, answer your questions, or request additional documentation. When the ESA is approved the SAC will send the official notification to KU Housing and you will be copied on this email. All official communication is done via KU email.
If you have any questions about this process, or if you need help in uploading your documentation, please do not hesitate to give us a call (785-864-4064) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Due to COVID-19 KU Student Housing will request a plan from residents, in advance, for care of a service animal or ESA should you need to isolate during the 2020-21 academic year.