NC State University provides equal opportunity in all of its programs, activities, and services, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable laws.
Students with Disabilities
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. To assist us in accommodating your housing needs, first complete the Housing application. Then register with the Disability Services Office (DSO), which is located at the Student Health Center Building, Suite 2221, 2815 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695-7509, and can be reached either by email or phone (919) 515-7653, TTY (919) 515-8830, and fax (919) 513-2840.
Once you are registered through the DSO, it is important that you contact the University Housing Assignments' Office to speak with a Student Services Manager. We can consult with you in our fully accessible offices and, if you like, arrange for a visit to the residence halls or apartment communities. Please be specific and communicate all your needs, so we can have your living space ready for you at move-in.
Check the websites below for additional information:
- Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity
- REG 04.20.05 - Service Animals for Persons with Disabilities
Accommodations for various disabilities and chronic health conditions take time to implement. University Housing receives many such requests which affect the allocation of housing resources. It is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions be made at the time you apply. When you submit your Housing application, be sure to complete the ADA section. In addition to the Housing application, complete and submit the ADA Accommodation Wavier and attach any requested documentation. Remember to include the diagnosis, functional limitations, recommendations and justification regarding accommodation needs in the documentation. We will evaluate this information and consult with the University's DSO, University Health Service, Counseling Center and/or other University departments as needed. If you are registered with the DSO, you may arrange for the release of that information to the appropriate Housing Student Services Manager.
The information you provide will be shared only with other relevant staff in a discreet and confidential manner as required by law. This information will have no bearing on your general eligibility for housing. Also, please note that submitting the above documentation is not a guarantee that you will receive the requested accommodations. Students with disabilities are assigned roommates in the same manner as other housing applicants, unless they specifically request a single room and one is available at the time their application is processed.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
A number of rooms in the residence halls and apartments have strobe light fire and smoke detector alarms. Residence hall corridor bathrooms adjacent to these rooms have visual fire alarms.
A number of rooms and bathrooms in the residence halls and apartments accommodate wheelchairs. North Hall and Avent Ferry Complex rooms have private bathrooms. If you have a mobility limitation that requires accommodation, contact a Housing Student Services Manager as soon as possible to discuss your needs and preferences. Tours of some of the halls/apartments and rooms can be arranged.
Blind or Visually Impaired
In order to determine the optimal campus location that can best accommodate any visual equipment you may need, please talk with us about your needs before you submit your Housing application.
Service animals are permitted in University Housing as compliant with state and federal laws regarding accessibility. In some instances, you may be asked questions about your service animal. You are responsible for your dog's care and cleanliness.
Personal Care Attendants
University Housing works with students who require personal care attendants. It is solely the student's responsibility to obtain and employ a personal care attendant. Proper planning and early notification are crucial to successful on-campus living. It is important that you include the need for a personal care attendant on the ADA section of the Housing application.
To determine if a personal care attendant will be needed, the student will need to assess their skills and abilities with their medical provider, vocational rehabilitation counselor, or case manager. Personal care attendants assist individuals in completing daily living skills such as grooming, personal hygiene, preparing meals, monitoring medication, maintenance of personal living environment, lifting or turning pages, and transporting/escorting. In addition, the use of personal care attendants is covered by NC State REG 04.20.6 (Personal Care Attendants for Students with Disabilities).
The cost and maintenance of services for a personal care attendant are the responsibility of the student.
NC State University does not endorse specific health care providers.
Temporary Medical Conditions
Whenever possible, University Dining works to accommodate residents' needs in the dining halls. If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, University Dining's registered dietitian can provide the resources and information to make healthy food choices. Foods served in the dining halls that contain potential allergens are labeled accordingly, and ingredient information is available upon request. For more information, email University Dining or phone them at (919) 513-5310.