Students with Disabilities

We have ensured that the Kent State experience is accessible to all our students. Special housing requests and room modifications are available for those with needs related to their disabilities.

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available in several halls, including a limited number with private bathrooms. Verification of disability status and eligibility for special housing arrangements, including accommodation for assistance animals, are coordinated through the Office of Student Accessibility Services.

Additional Information on Assistance Animals

All students requiring disability-related accommodations (including access to a kitchen for medical needs) must register with the Office of Student Accessibility Services prior to the request being honored. To register, students must schedule an appointment to meet with a disability specialist and provide appropriate medical documentation of their disability. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services at 330-672-3391 or

Students are strongly encouraged to schedule this appointment and apply for housing as early as possible, as the number of accessible rooms is limited. Once students are living on campus, any request must be renewed for the following year through Student Accessibility Services if it is still medically needed. We encourage students to meet with their area coordinator or residence hall director for any questions related to accessibility or accommodations.