Special Housing Requests due to Medical, Psychological, and/or Physical Disability Needs

Housing and Residence Life works in conjunction with Disability Services, Health Services, and the Counseling Center to ensure consistency in evaluating special housing requests. Students interested in pursuing special housing based on medical, psychological or physical disability related conditions must submit documentation of the disability or condition from an appropriate health care provider. This person(s) must not have significant personal ties to the student or the student's relatives beyond the professional relationship. The request form and required documentation must be received by the deadlines posted below.

Important Housing Deadlines for Special Housing Requests

Currently Enrolled Students:
Completed requests and all documentation due by Monday, February 17, 2014

Incoming Students for Fall 2014:
Completed requests and all documentation due by Friday, June 13, 2014

After on-campus professionals review the documentation provided, the student will receive notification of the final decision via his/her Furman University e-mail account. Students with approved needs will be offered high priority for placement in an available space that meets the need.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY BELOW WHEN SUBMITTING REQUESTS.

MEDICALLY-RELATED ONLY: CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO REQUEST SPECIAL HOUSING DUE TO A DOCUMENTED MEDICAL NEED:

  • Complete the Medical Need Special Housing Request form. This submission will be received by the Housing and Residence Life and Health Services Offices.
  • The student's treating physician should complete the Information from Health Care Provider (Medical Request)​​ and mail to the address provided on the form.
  • Complete the Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information and mail to the address provided on the form.
  • All information should be received no later than the deadline posted above.
  • Students with questions regarding the required information should contact Health Services at (864) 294-2180.
  • If it is determined that a student is eligible for special housing, Housing and Residence Life will follow-up via e-mail regarding assignment options.
  • Approval for special accommodations is for the coming academic year ONLY and updated documentation will be required each year.

PHYSICALLY-RELATED ONLY: CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO REQUEST SPECIAL HOUSING DUE TO DOCUMENTED PHYSICAL DISABILITIES:

  1. Complete the Physical Disabilities Special Housing Request form. This submission will be received by the Housing & Residence Life and Disability Services Office.
  2. The student's treating physician should complete the Information from Health Care Provider (Physical Disabilities) form and mail to the address provided on the form.
  3. Complete the Release of Medical/Confidential Information and mail to the address provided on the form.
  4. All information should be received no later than the deadline posted above.
  5. Students with questions regarding the required information should contact the Disability Services office at (864) 294-2320.
  6. If it is determined that a student is eligible for special housing, Housing and Residence Life will follow-up via e-mail regarding assignment options.
  7. Approval for special accommodations is for the coming academic year ONLY and updated documentation will be required each year.

PSYCHOLOGICALLY/MENTALLY-RELATED ONLY: CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO REQUEST SPECIAL HOUSING DUE TO A DOCUMENTED PSYCHOLOGICAL/MENTAL HEALTH NEED:

  1. Complete the Psychological/Mental Health Need Special Housing Request form. This submission will be received by the Housing & Residence Life Office and the Counseling Center.
  2. The student's treating professional should complete the Information from Health Care Provider (Psychological/Mental Health) form​​ and mail to the address provided on the form.
  3. Complete the Authorization for Release of Information and mail to the address provided on the form.
  4. All information should be received no later than the deadline posted above.
  5. Students with questions regarding the required information should contact the Counseling Center at (864) 294-3031.
  6. If it is determined that a student is eligible for special housing, Housing and Residence Life will follow-up via e-mail regarding assignment options.
  7. Approval for special accommodations is for the coming academic year ONLY and updated documentation will be required each year.

Students will be notified of the status of their request within four weeks after the deadline date. Requests submitted after the deadline will be considered late and may result in a processing delay or lack of availability of the requested housing accommodations. New and/or urgent conditions will be considered upon receipt. Please note that if a student with an approved need turns down the opportunity to live in a space that accommodates said need, the approval may be cancelled by Housing and Residence Life.

Furman University is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An Equal Opportunity employer, Furman also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.) Furman University prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. For student related disability discrimination concerns, contact the Disability Services Coordinator, 864-294-2320, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613. For all other concerns, including any arising under Title IX, contact the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, who is also Furman's Title IX Coordinator, at 864-294-2217, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613.

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