The learning environment and residential living are central to the Purchase College experience.
The Office of Community Engagement collaborates with the Office of Disability Resources to coordinate accessible campus housing for students with disabilities that impact one’s living situation.
Please visit the Office of Disability Resources Accessible Campus Housing website for more information.
Students must follow the ODR’s guidelines to submit their accessible campus housing request. The student making the request for an accessible housing accommodation should complete the request as soon as practicably possible before moving into College housing. However, if the request for accommodation is made fewer than 60 days before the individual intends to move into College housing, Purchase College cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s accommodation needs during the first semester or term of occupancy.
If the need for accessible campus housing arises when an individual already resides in College housing, they should contact ODR and complete the steps to request a housing accommodation as soon as practicably possible.
Purchase College cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the accommodation needs during the semester or term in which the request is received. If approved, the recommendation for a housing accommodation will then be forwarded to the appropriate personnel in the Office of Community Engagement.
The college reserves the right to request updated documentation every academic year to verify the continued need for accessible campus housing.
Students that qualify for disability-related housing accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the subsequent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended in 2008, will receive any such accommodations without any additional charge.