Office of Student Support Services
Services for Students with Disabilities Program
Special Needs Housing Accommodations
collaboration with the Office of Residence Life, housing accommodations
are determined based on the documented need and prevailing standards
for reasonable accommodations.
When admitted to the University, students interested in University
housing are required to complete a Residence Life Housing Accommodation
form and submit it to the Office of Residence Life. Students who
require special housing accommodations due to a documented disability
covered by the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), must
complete the required section on the Residence Life Housing
Application. Requests for housing or residence life
accommodations will be granted only if these requests are reasonable
and are supported by the student’s documented medical, psychological,
or disability related needs. Disabilities covered by ADA includes, but
not limited to, visual impairments, permanent physical disabilities,
chronic medical conditions, and psychiatric disabilities may require
special housing accommodations based on their condition. The
provision of all reasonable accommodations is based upon assessment of
the impact of the student’s disabilities. Some disabilities have
a prognosis that traditionally changes after treatment or over time and
in some cases documentation may need to be updated to identify the
current level of functioning even when documentation is less than three
housing accommodations require advanced planning and documentation.
Limited space available! Rooms issued on first-come, first-serve
basis; after which a waiting list will commence.
must apply for accommodations each year and provide supporting documentation
from a physician.
Special Needs Housing program adheres to all guidelines outlined by the Office
of Residence Life such as:
must pay their housing deposit by the scheduled deadline date
account balance must meet The Lincoln University’s financial requirement
Follow these six easy steps to enroll!
On the student housing application, please indicate if you need
accommodations due to a disability. Students must have paid the housing fee before the
deadline in order to apply for special housing accommodations.
Students must have their diagnosing physician complete the Documented Disability Form in its entirety. Students must complete the Self-Identification form.
completed forms must be submitted to Ms. Bailey. Clear faxed
copies are acceptable RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY:
The Special Needs Housing program begins accepting
documentation for accommodations in February, if applying
for the upcoming academic year. All incoming freshmen should submit documentation upon paying their enrollment deposit.
All documentation is thoroughly reviewed by the Director of Student
Services according to the ADA (1990) standards.
STUDENTS: Notification of approvals/denials are sent to your campus
mailbox. Ensure to select a room through room selection if you have
not received a notification letter before your assigned lottery date.
applying during summer break, notification letters are mailed to
the permanent address listed in university's database.
Step Six: Office of Student Support Services notifies Residence Life of your approval status.
documentation should include suggestions for minimizing the allergic
reactions to most common allergies. Documentation should include:
- Diagnosis and allergens
- Frequency of attacks (i.e. constant, intermittent)
- Severity of attacks (i.e. mild, moderate, severe)
- Current medications and prescriptive treatments
- Recommendation to assist in controlling allergens within university housing
Please note: Documentation is considered incomplete/invalid if it does not include all information as stated above.
are NOT considered a disability as defined under the ADA; therefore
accommodations are not granted solely on this condition as stated
under Lincoln University’s
Special Needs Housing Accommodations guideline.
What if I am a new student to Lincoln University?
enrolled students who have yet to arrive on campus should identify on
their Lincoln University application and Residence Life Housing
application form that they have a disability. The student
should then send the
completed forms as stated above to the Office of Student Support
Services. A letter will be sent to the address listed on file
confirming your status in the special housing program. Please note: Program enrollment is not granted unless required deposit is paid.