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Requesting Housing Accommodations

Bay Path University strives to foster safe, comfortable, and supportive living communities that create a seamless living and learning environment.

We recognize that occasionally, students may need housing accommodations in order to ensure equal access in campus housing. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Bay Path has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities receive housing assignments that reasonably meet their needs as required by law. To help make certain each student receives an appropriate housing assignment, the following process has been developed to review all requests for housing accommodations.

Students applying for a housing accommodation must submit a completed intake form and recent medical documentation authorized by a licensed physical or mental health care provider. Only students with documented disabilities are eligible for consideration for housing accommodations. Both the completed intake form and recent medical documentation must be submitted to the Student Accessibility Services Office.

  • Bay Path University requires housing accommodation requests be accompanied by current and documentation of the disability and its projected impact on the residential experience.
  • Housing accommodations are approved only for appropriately documented disabilities and/or medical issues that substantially limit or compromise the residential experience at Bay Path.
  • Students seeking an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Accommodation should refer to Accessibility Service’s policy here: Emotional Support Animal Procedure and Policy

Student Accessibility Services evaluates the student’s disability status, the necessity of the requested accommodations for equal access, potential alternative accommodations or supports and what, if any, housing accommodations would be appropriate for the student. Students are informed of the status of their request by Student Accessibility Services as soon as reasonably possible.