Hood College is committed to serving all students with disabilities in all aspects of their college life. Students with diagnosed conditions that rise to the level of a disability, who will be requesting accommodations and services at Hood College, must complete the accommodations request process prior to the approval of a housing accommodation.
This multi‐faceted process and approval includes the student’s self‐disclosure and personal interview, the timely submission of detailed documentation of the disorder/condition, and an interpretation of the evaluation data. Disability‐related documentation submitted to obtain accommodations, provide medical documentation demonstrating the impact of the diagnosed condition on the major life activities that are directly connected to residence life housing, and provide information about previous accommodations and services used by the student related to the condition.
A student seeking reasonable housing accommodations must qualify in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and the FHAA (Fair Housing Amendments Act). The Office of Accessibility Services, in consultation with the Housing Accommodation Committee, is responsible for evaluating whether to grant or deny a request for reasonable accommodation in college housing.
Deadlines & Submission:
In order to ensure that you receive appropriate accommodations, you must submit your housing accommodation request form by the deadline below. After the deadline dates (which allows for documentation review and communication with care providers), the standard housing assignments process will take place; so it is critical for housing accommodation requests to be submitted by the deadline. This deadline was established to provide the Housing Accommodation Committee with sufficient time to review requests and for consideration to be given to specific housing‐related needs before the room assignment process for all students takes place.
All approved housing accommodations must be reapplied for the next academic year and updated medical documentation may be requested.
Continuing/Returning Students for 2020‐2021 academic year: February 28, 2020
Incoming New Students (Fall 2020 Start): July 15, 2020
Incoming New Students (Spring 2021 Start): December 4, 2020
If you have a need for a housing accommodation which arises for the first time after the deadline, email firstname.lastname@example.org to make it known that you will be submitting a post‐deadline request. The Housing Accommodation Committee will strive to determine and, for those deemed eligible, meet newly arising needs for housing accommodations as soon as reasonably possible given the limited availability of housing options following the assignment process. If accommodated housing is granted, but unavailable, the student will be placed on a waitlist until such housing becomes available.