Kenyon College is committed to supporting students with disabilities with reasonable housing accommodations so that they are able to use and enjoy their residential living space. The Housing Accommodation Policy applies to all students and explains the specific steps necessary to request a reasonable housing accommodation at Kenyon College.
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The three factors influencing a determination of substantial limitation are 1) the nature and severity of the impairment, 2) the duration or expected duration of the impairment, and 3) whether the impairment is characterized as permanent or long-term. The ADA’s prohibition against discrimination also includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability.
In order to apply for a housing accommodation, including an emotional support animal (ESA), students must complete the required forms and provide documentation as requested. Submitting a request for a reasonable housing accommodation does not guarantee an accommodation.