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Housing Accommodations Process

Nova Southeastern University has a policy for responding to requests for accommodation in the residence halls, based on medical, psychological or disability needs. The university complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with a documented disability. Our housing accommodations process goes through the Office of Student Disability Services to ensure the correct accommodations are provided. It is the mission of the Office of Student Disability Services to provide accommodations, support services, and auxiliary aids to qualified students with disabilities to ensure equal and comprehensive access to University programs, services, and campus facilities.

Step 1

To begin a request for housing accommodations, you should visit the Office of Student Disability Services website.

 

Step 2

Once on their website, you will see a menu link to the Forms page.  For needs-based housing accommodations, you should select the Housing Accommodations form.  All forms are available in an alternate format by the Office of Student Disability Services by request.

 

Step 3

You should then look for the menu link that directs you to the Documentation Guidelines page.  Please review the guidelines that are most closely related to your disability to ensure that you have the necessary documentation.  In addition to the basic documentation requirements, recommendations from the treating professional(s) are also welcome and will be given consideration in evaluating a request.  Documentation submitted must reflect evaluation conducted within the past three (3) years.

 

Step 4

Once you have the completed forms and your disability documentation is ready, please send it to the Office of Student Disability Services for review. Fax, mail, or scanned/email are all acceptable ways to send your request and documentation.

The Office of Student Disability Services contact information can be found below.

Phone: (954) 262-7185

Fax: (854) 262-1390

Email: disabilityservices@nova.edu

Mailing Address:

NSU Main Campus
Rosenthal Student Ctr
1st Floor, Suite 121
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

Although the Office of Student Disability Services works hard to complete each process in a timely manner, please keep in mind that this process can take up to four (4) weeks, provided that a student's documentation is valid and complete.

Students seeking needs-based housing accommodations should be aware that the submission deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is July 1, 2018.

  1. If you are a student who has needs-based housing accommodations for the current academic year, you need to make sure you touch base with the Office of Student Disability Services prior to Room Selection to confirm or update your accommodation needs.
  2. Accommodations are determined based on a student's needs and not their preferences.

  3. An attempt is typically made to provide students with accommodations in a way that keeps students with their peers.  Depending on the student's accommodation needs, this cannot always be guaranteed.
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