Accommodations for Medical Needs
Do you need assistance with a special medical need? If so, please establish a file with the Academic Achievement and Access Center, Student Access Services. You will need to include a description of the housing accommodation plus documentation of your need. Contact information: Academic Achievement and Access Center, 22 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, Kansas 66045. Phone: 785-864-4064. Fax: 785-864-2817. You may also create your own personal action plan for assistance in emergencies. This video describes a KU staff member and KU student who used the planning tool.
Dining Services accommodates your dietary needs for food allergies or medical or religious purposes. For assistance, you may set up an appointment or just call the registered and licensed dietitian, 785-864-2424. This page explains the process.
Gender Inclusive Housing, Diverse Sexualities and Gender Identities
The University of Kansas is pleased to offer a Gender Inclusive Housing community to better support our students. Located in Lewis Hall, this option allows students to share a suite with fellow students regardless of their sex, gender identity, or gender expression. Students who choose to live in Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) commit to abide by the community agreement and to support a welcoming community for all individuals, which includes embracing the diverse array of sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions that may be present in the community.
In addition to the GIH community, KU Student Housing also supports students of various sexualities and gender identities by accommodating students on a case-by-case basis to find rooms throughout campus that affirm their identity. For assistance with these living options, please email the KU Student Housing Assignments Manager, Tara Vereen, or call 785-864-7216.
Emotional Support Animals
An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is an animal that resides in KU Student Housing to provide personal comfort to an individual with a disability. It is an accommodation for Housing only and not permitted in other areas of the University. This is the KU Policy on Animals in Buildings.
Students with a documented disability living in KU Housing who request an emotional support animal as an accommodation will need to register with the Academic Achievement and Access Center, (access.ku.edu) 22 Strong Hall, 785-864-4064, firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a few moments to complete an online form and upload documentation. After you have completed your application, an Access Specialist will contact you to assist with questions, or request more documentation. Official notification will come from AAAC and Housing will be notified by email and the applicant copied if the ESA is approved. All official communication is sent through KU email.