Housing Accommodations

Main Content

Housing Accommodations

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in University Housing where necessary for students with disabilities to use and enjoy University Housing. SIU will consider requests for University Housing Accommodations promptly. However, if the request for accommodation is made fewer than 60 days before the individual intends to move into University Housing, SIU cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s accommodation needs during the first term of occupancy. If the need for accommodation arises when an individual already resides in University Housing, the student should contact DSS as soon as possible.

SIU will not limit room assignments for individuals to any particular residence halls or apartments because the individual needs an accommodation due to a disability. SIU will not ask for or require an individual with a disability to pay an extra fee or surcharge for an approved accommodation.

Housing Accommodation Request Procedures

Students with disabilities may request University Housing accommodations by completing the Disability Accommodation Request Form. A link to this form is also provided within the Housing Contract. Students only need to complete one form to make a request.

DSS will contact the student to discuss the request, and will make a recommendation regarding appropriate accommodations to University Housing. Accommodations for students with disabilities are based on an individualized assessment and exceptions can be made.

Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, University Housing's registered dietitians can provide you with the resources and information needed to make healthy food choices in the dining halls. For more information visit the dining web page for University Housing at https://www.Housing.siu.edu/dining or call 618/453-2301