Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Accessibility FAQs

We work closely with Disability Support Services to meet the needs or our residents to ensure that students with disabilities are appropriately accommodated in integrated settings. We want to ensure that nothing stands in the way of success for our residents.

Who should I contact to discuss special needs?
Students requiring special accommodations or modifications should discuss these needs with Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS will follow up with an assessment and then make a recommendation for University Housing regarding any modifications or adaptations to make the living space work for that specific student. Please detail your special needs when you complete your Housing contract. Students with mobility impairments should work with University Housing on securing an accessible space.

Which areas offer accessible housing?
Thompson Point on West Campus, University Hall on East Campus and apartment areas all offer accessible housing.

What amenities are available in accessible housing?
We offer a range of accessible amenities including remote door openers; roll-in showers; lowered shelves, closet bars, and sinks; and adjustable desks. Our dining staff also provide assistance with food trays in the serving area.