Rutgers Residence Life is committed to providing equal educational opportunity by supporting the full participation of all students in our campus community. We promote the ideals of diversity and inclusion by accommodating the various needs of our students who stay with us on campus. We do not discriminate in any University programs or activities and we prohibit the harassment of our community members.
Residence Life provides reasonable accommodations for on-campus university housing to students with documented disabilities. Students requesting reasonable accommodations for on-campus university housing must complete the Housing Disability Accommodation Request Form. Also, you will be required to have your treating professional fill out the Housing Disability Accommodation Request Form for Healthcare Professionals. Applications are reviewed by the appropriate medical, psychological, and/or professional staff. When a request is processed, the student will be notified of its status, and if approved, will receive an appropriate housing assignment based on vacancies available in housing at that time.
Students who need special housing accommodations must inform Catrina Gallo, Residence Life’s Coordinator for Student Support, of the nature of their request. Staff will not ask for more information than is needed to adequately review a request. All disclosed information will be kept as confidential as possible. Recognizing that students are not all alike, and have different needs and desires, Residence Life addresses each request on an individual, case-by-case basis.
While all special housing accommodations go directly through Residence Life, the University’s Office of Disability Services (ODS) receives and processes all academic accommodations. For more information about ODS, please visit their website.