The University of Northern Iowa, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), will provide window air-conditioners, single/special room assignments, or special dietary meal plans as a reasonable accommodation for students with documented disabilities.
A residence hall is more than just a place to sleep and study. It is a place to relax, socialize, and partake in educational and recreational activities. Because this is a shared facility by hundreds of students participating in various residence hall activities throughout the day, living in a single room does not necessarily provide a student with a quiet, distraction-free environment.
Air conditioners may be installed in select residence halls for those with chronic health conditions. Typically, allergies are not considered disabling; however, all accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.
The dining services will have a registered dietician and/or staff member meet with students who require a special dietary modification based on documented disability. Reasonable accommodations will include dietary instruction and/or special dietary meals being produced for the student.
Requests should be submitted by May 1 for fall semester or December 15 for spring semester. Requests received after the deadlines may not be accommodated based on current room assignment, or your room assignment may be changed without your approval.
Additional information regarding special accommodations in the residence halls can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/dor/contracting/contract-completion-guides
For information regarding policies and procedures on service and emotional support animals in the residence halls, please see UNI Policy 8.09 Animals on University Owned or Controlled Property: http://www.uni.edu/policies/809
REQUEST PROCEDURE FOR DINING AND RESIDENCE HALL ACCOMMODATIONS
Students wishing to request a special accommodation in the residence halls should complete the Request for Services form as fully as possible.
An Evaluator Form should also be completed, in its entirety, by a certified healthcare professional.
Once completed, these forms should be sent to:
Student Disability Services
University of Northern Iowa
103 Student Health Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0385
IF SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION MEETS UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS:
Students will receive a letter stating their approval for special accommodations in the residence halls from Student Disability Services (SDS). The Department of Residence (DOR) will be notified by copy of the letter.
IF SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION IS INSUFFICIENT:
Students will receive a letter denying their request and/or stating additional, necessary information for re-evaluation.