Manhattanville College provides housing accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1978, and the Fair Housing Act to ensure equal access to programs, activities, and facilities. While ADA requires that student requests are considered, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is not deemed reasonable, or if other appropriate options are available. Only students with documented disabilities are eligible for consideration for housing accommodations.
The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Students wishing to apply for medical housing accommodation(s) must be registered with the Center for Student Accommodations (CSA). An intake interview must be conducted prior to submitting your housing accommodations application; the committee will not review your application until you have completed the interactive intake process with CSA.
Medical Housing Applications will be evaluated by a committee comprised of members of the College’s professional staff. Each application is provided individualized consideration. Students must submit an ‘authorization for release of information’ form which will permit the application information to be reviewed and discussed by the aforementioned committee members. Submission of a Medical Housing Application, supporting documentation, and a diagnosis from a physician/licensed mental health professional does not guarantee approval of requested accommodations.
This application must be completed by a qualified, licensed medical practitioner, and approval is dependent upon the nature and the severity of the disability. The diagnostician completing this application must be an impartial individual who is not socially acquainted (family, friend, etc.) with the student. The provider must be licensed to practice in the field related to the reason for the request (i.e.: medical needs can only be recommended by a physician and/or medical specialist and psychological needs can only be recommended by a licensed mental health professional).
Completed Medical Housing Applications must be submitted to the following address or fax:
Office of Residence Life Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase Street Purchase, NY 10577 Fax: 914.323.5222
If the condition for which the accommodation has been approved has potential to improve over time, the student will need to resubmit the application each year. Any student diagnosed with a chronic condition will obtain special approval (specified in the approval letter) and will not have to resubmit the application each year in order to show documentation of continued need.