Examples of some common housing accommodations might be a private bedroom, private or semi-private bathroom, first floor/ADA room, private kitchen, etc.

Methodist University is committed to providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy university housing. Individuals needing housing accommodations will work with both Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS) and Housing & Residence Life.

SAAS’s role is to verify documentation of the need for housing accommodations and to send verification to Housing & Residence Life, who handles the remainder of the process.

How to Register for Housing Accommodations

  1. Complete the SAAS Student Information Form. Once you have submitted your Student Information form, you will receive an automatic email letting you know we need documentation of your diagnosis.
  2. Submit documentation of your disability. Documentation can be submitted to our office via email to saas@methodist.edu . We can accept a dated letter from a professional, a copy of evaluation, or a copy of the 504/IEP (if you had one) that must state your diagnosis. The following information is required on your documentation:
    • Name and date of birth.
    • A diagnostic statement identifying the disability or condition.
    • The licensed professional’s signature.
  3. Send an email with your specific housing request to SAAS at saas@methodist.edu. In this email, you must identify the type of accommodations you will need (i.e., shaker bed, first-floor room, ADA room, private bed/bathroom, special height desk/bed, etc.).

Once we have received your application, documentation, and specific housing needs, we will notify Residential Life of your accommodation. They will then place you wherever there is availability on campus that meets those needs.

Housing Exemption Support

Since MU Housing & Residence Life can accommodate the vast majority of student needs, housing exemption support through SAAS will only be offered to those students whose accommodation needs cannot be met on campus.