Medically Required Accommodations
With advance notice and appropriate medical documentation, Residence Life and SUNY Delhi can make specifically required medical housing accommodations. Please review the following guidelines and then download the appropriate form for your request. The form must be completed and signed by your medical professional who is prescribing the accommodations.
Your request will be reviewed by a committee composed of representatives from the Office of Residence Life, Health and Counseling Services, and Access & Equity Services. This committee will make a determination based on the information provided and will notify you of the outcome of your request.
Appeals of the decisions of this committee may be directed to the Director of Residence Life and Director of Health and Counseling Services in writing.
In order to best serve all of our students, your request should be made the preceding June 1 (for incoming students), or by April 1 (for continuing students) for the following academic year. In other cases, the college has 90 days to review requests.
- Application for Requesting a Medical Accommodation in the Residence Halls or Release from Housing Obligation (pdf)
- Application for Requesting an Assistance Animal in the Residence Halls (pdf)
Assistance Animals in the Residence Halls
It is a violation of New York State Law to knowingly apply a false or improper identification tag to a service, emotional support, or therapy animal. This includes any other means which would identify an animal as such.
Responsibilities of People with Disabilities using Service or Emotional Support Animals
SUNY Delhi is not responsible for the care or supervision of service or emotional support animals, even during an emergency. People with an assistance animal are responsible for the cost, care, and supervision of their animals, including:
• Compliance with any laws pertaining to animal licensing, vaccination, and owner
• keeping the animal under control and taking effective action when it is out of control; and
• feeding and walking the animal, and disposing of its waste.
People who are accompanied by animals must comply with the same campus rules regarding noise, safety, disruption, damage, and cleanliness as people without an animal.
Exceptions and Exclusions
SUNY Delhi may impose restrictions on, and may even exclude, an ESA in certain instances. Any animal may be excluded from an area in which it was previously authorized to be if:
• it is out of control and effective action is not taken to control it;
• it is not housebroken (or in the case of a support animal that deposits waste in a designated cage or litter box, the owner fails to clean such cage or box such that the cleanliness of the room is not maintained); or
• it poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be mitigated by reasonable modifications of policies, practices, or procedures, or the provision of auxiliary aids or services.
• it causes damage to college property or another student’s personal property.
• it is left by its caretaker overnight, whether alone or with another person.
In the event that restriction or removal of an animal is determined to be necessary, the person will still be given the opportunity to participate in the service, program, or activity without having the assistance animal present
Accommodations outside of the Residence Halls
If you are looking for accommodations outside of the residence halls including in the classroom, please contact Access & Equity Services.
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