Special Housing Placement
The Academic Enrichment Center at Earlham College is the office which specializes in and assists students with disabilities and special needs, serving as the 504 Coordinator for all of our students. If you are a student with a recognized disability, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Academic Enrichment Center to begin the documentation and accommodation process for disability. The staff in the Academic Enrichment Center works with offices across campus, including the Office of Residence Life, to arrange accommodations for students with recognized disabilities.
Special Housing Placements are intended for students who require special consideration in their on-campus placement, but perhaps do not rise to the level of a legally designated physical or mental disability requiring accommodation. A request for Special Housing Placement is granted based upon space availability and as part of an active treatment plan for the student. Earlham College requires supporting documentation from an appropriately licensed professional that outlines how a special housing placement supports the student’s medical needs. Diagnosis of a medical condition does not automatically qualify a student for a special housing placement. The Office of Residence Life consults with Earlham College’s Health Services, Counseling Services, and Academic Enrichment offices in reviewing applications for Special Housing Placement.
For the current academic year, applications should be submitted as soon as possible.
For the 2015-16 academic year, students should submit their application for existing conditions by Friday, February 27. For conditions that arise after the deadline, students should submit their application within the first month after their diagnosis. Students admitted to Earlham College after the February 27, 2015 deadline should submit their application within the first month after confirming their attendance to Earlham College.