In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA), and any other applicable federal, state, or local laws, Keystone College has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities have equal access to campus housing resources and receive housing assignments that reasonably meet their needs as required by law. According to the ADAA, a person with a disability is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. All disabilities must be documented by a licensed provider with expertise in the area of diagnosis.
The opportunity to participate in a learning/living environment is an important part of the Keystone experience. Requests for housing accommodations are carefully evaluated on a case by case basis to ensure equal access to campus for students with disabilities.
When reviewing housing requests, due to a disability, the following concerns will be given greatest priority:
Equipment needs such as wheelchairs, lifts, and/or adaptive technology.
Medical needs of a personal nature requiring privacy and/or an assistant.
The College does not provide personal care services for students with disabilities, but does recognize the need for some students to arrange for personal attendant care while on campus.
Note on Single Room Accommodation: In general, diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD or Specific Learning Disability do not lend themselves to single room accommodations. A single room cannot guarantee a quiet environment. Students who need to study in a quiet environment can have their study needs met in areas such as the library or other designated quiet study areas on campus. However, we will always review any formal requests made within the context of the situation.
Procedure for Requesting Disability Housing Accommodations
Students must complete the following steps in order to be considered for housing accommodations:
Please note that a submitted application does not indicate that a student has been approved for a housing accommodation(s).
Step 1: Complete the Housing Accommodation Intake form
Step 2: Have a licensed health care provider (physician , psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.) complete the Request for Information: Housing Accommodation form. Have the health care provider submit the form to the Office of Disability Services by email, mail, or fax:
Attn: Office of Disability Services
One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440
Step 3: Set up an intake appointment with the Office of Disability Services using the link here. Appointments should not be made until Steps 1 and 2 have been completed.
Deadlines for Housing Accommodation Requests
|For Housing Accommodations sought for||Deadline for submission of|
|Fall Semester||July 1|
|Spring Semester||December 15|
|Incoming First Year Students/Transfers Fall||TBD|
|Incoming First Year Students/Transfers Spring||TBD|
All dates are subject to change.
Students currently in housing who wish to apply for the current academic year must submit requests immediately. Once your housing accommodation is determined, your room change will occur as soon as a space becomes available.
Frank Ohotnicky, M.S.
Director of the Learning Center
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Hours subject to change)
Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Miller Library - Offices 309 – 310