In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability laws, New York University will provide reasonable accommodations for students:
- Who have a qualifying physical or psychological impairment and/or a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment (please see the full definition of disability on the bottom of page 1 of the Informational Packet for Requesting Reasonable Housing Accommodations) and
- Are eligible to reside in University housing.
Housing accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, taking the student’s medically documented need and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations into consideration. New York University has established the following procedures to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to New York University’s housing resources.
Requesting Reasonable Housing Accommodations
Once the NYU housing eligibility requirements are satisfied, download and carefully read the Informational Packet for Requesting Reasonable Housing Accommodations. This packet provides important information about the process, including instructions on filling out the Request for Reasonable Housing Accommodations, applicable deadlines and examples and descriptions of common housing accommodation requests.
Download and complete the Request for Reasonable Housing Accommodations. The student and their healthcare provider must complete Parts I and II of the application which must be returned to Moses CSD with the Authorization for Release of Information (Part III) signed by the student. Completed applications can be mailed to:
The Moses Center for Students with Disabilities
726 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
ATTN: Reasonable Housing Accommodations
They can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 212-995-4114. Faxed applications will be reviewed, however, the original documents must be sent by mail. Information provided to the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities is kept confidential and will only be shared within the University as is necessary to evaluate the request.
Your request and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee consisting of representatives from the Moses Center, the University Student Health Center, and other administrators having knowledge of the accommodation process. Members include medical and counseling professionals from the Student Health Center and Counseling and Wellness Services. The committee meets bimonthly.
* Please be aware that this process is separate from registering a disability for reasonable academic accommodations. Please click on the “How to Register” tab for information about registering for reasonable academic accommodations.
** Because of the varied impact a disability can have on different major life activities, CSD requires separate, specific documentation for each registration process (housing, academic, etc).