Residence hall rooms and University apartments are available for students who need accessible or unique accommodations due to disability or chronic health problems. Since there is a demand for housing‚ students should apply for housing a timely manner. Additionally‚ students should request the accommodation at the time of application and provide disability documentation to the Disability Resource Center. The Center evaluates the information and determines the appropriate housing assignments in consultation with the Housing Office. Students who do not believe the housing assignment reasonably accommodates the disability or endangers their health or safety‚ may submit a written appeal to the Residence Hall Administration Board. The Board is an independent body and will make a determination as to the validity of the appeal.
Safety for students in University housing is a primary concern and requires the cooperative effort of those who live in and work in the halls plus security and fire protection personnel. The University provides numerous measures to increase the safety of all students living on campus. For students who might have problems with evacuation during an emergency‚ the University compiles a housing evacuation list for the police and fire safety officials to be used for priority evacuation and safety verification. Likewise‚ students can receive priority with telephone repair if the telephone promotes safety for the student. Students should contact the Disability Resource Center to be placed on either of these lists.
For general information on housing at the University of Kentucky visit the UK housing web site at www.uky.edu/housing
disability resource center . university of kentucky . 2 alumni gym . lexington‚ ky . 40506–0029 . V/TDD (859) 257–2754 . fax (859) 257–1980