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Disability Housing Accommodations

Procedures & Guidelines

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Illinois Institute of Technology provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in housing. According to the ADA, a disability is defined as any mental or physical impairment that substantially limits the individual in a major life activity compared to the average person. For students whose disabilities substantially limit their ability to live in IIT's traditional housing arrangements, accommodations are provided.

Housing accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, according to documented need, and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations. These accommodations are made after a determination of the student's disability status and that his or her particular disability necessitates adjustments to the living environment and available housing options.  With this in mind, the university has established the following procedures to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to IIT's housing resources.

Note: Students who have medical conditions that do not constitute a disability may also apply for a special assignment or transfer to a location that may better addresses their needs through standard housing procedures.

Procedures

  1. Follow general housing procedures, including relevant applications  http://web.iit.edu/housing. Students must be eligible for university housing in order to be eligible for housing accommodations.

  2. Submit a completed* Disability Housing Accommodations Request Form and required disability documentation (see documentation guidelines) to:

    The Center for Disability Resources
    3424 S. State Street - Room 1C3-2
    Chicago, Illinois 60616
    disabilities@iit.edu
    312.567.3845 fax

    *Incomplete applications or those without disability documentation will not be considered.

  3. All requests for disability housing accommodations, along with all of the required documentation and forms referenced above, must be submitted each year* to the Center for Disability Resources by the following dates:

    • Fall semester: June 1st
    • Spring semester: December 1

    *IIT students must re-apply for disability housing accommodations each year and submit new disability documentation. Students must submit updated documentation if requesting additional accommodations.

    Note: While applications submitted after these dates will be accepted and considered, IIT cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet late applicants' accommodation needs, including any needs that develop during the semester.