Information for Diagnosticians
Millikin University does not evaluate individuals or determine functioning levels. The Office of Residence Life reviews documentation to determine if an individual is eligible for special housing accommodations. If eligible based upon the documentation, the Office of Residence Life will be in contact with the individual to determine the appropriate housing. During the review process, the Office of Residence Life may confer with other University offices and departments.
Three-Step Eligibility Process
- Does the student have a physical or mental impairment?
Documentation must be current and include a mental or physical diagnosis made by a qualified diagnostic.
- Does the impairment affect a major life activity?
Legal eligibility requires that the physical or mental impairment substantially affect a major life activity. Documentation must clearly state which major life activities are affected by the impairment.
- Does the impairment substantially limit the student’s life?
Documentation must state what specific activities the student is unable to perform or is significantly restricted (condition, manner, or duration) in performing when compared with an average person in the general population. Documentation must state the nature and severity (mild, moderate, severe) of the impairment, the duration or expected duration of the impairment, and the permanence or expected long-term impact.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. According to these civil rights laws and corresponding regulations, no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of a public entity.
The Office of Residence Life at Millikin University strives to provide a climate of equal opportunity in all of its programs, activities, and services, and as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Fair Housing Act.Residence Life will work to provide accommodations for any qualified resident with a disability. Housing for special needs may be limited due to space availability. Temporary Medical Conditions
Students with a temporary medical condition that affects their mobility can contact the Office of Residence Life at 217-362-6410 to discuss room reassignment options. Due to limited availability during terms, single accommodations cannot be guaranteed for temporary medical conditions.