For an individual to qualify for an emotional support animal on campus:

  • The student must have a disability as defined by the ADA.
  • Students who request an emotional support animal on campus are to contact the Office of Accessibility Services.
  • See the Service and Comfort Animals Policy (PDF)

*Students with Service Animals are encouraged to read the animal policy and contact the Office of Accessibility Services.

Application Recommended Due Dates & Notification Process

The student will need to complete and submit a new Accommodation Application by the following recommended suggested due dates to have their request considered.

  • June 1: Incoming Sage College Students for Fall Semester
  • December 1: Incoming Sage College Students for Spring Semester
  • April 1: Current Sage College Students for Fall Semester

The Disability Housing Accommodation form must be submitted by the suggested recommended due dates in order to ensure your housing requests are available on move in day; we will continue to work with you on your accommodations. While forms submitted after the stated recommended dates will be accepted, Russell Sage College cannot guarantee it will be able to meet applicants’ accommodation needs, including any needs that develop during the semester. While applications for housing accommodations are accepted and considered after the recommended due dates, approved accommodations are subject to the availability of housing assignments.

The Director of Accessibility Services will review each student request including the supporting documentation provided and make a decision about the request. If necessary, decisions will also include housing placement based on the accommodation requested in conjunction with the Residence Life Director. Students will be notified of the decision through their Sage College email account. Consideration is given based on the date all documentation is submitted and space availability. If accommodation documentation is not received by the dates listed above, requests may not be reviewed and granted until the following semester; this decision is made on a case by case basis.

It should be noted that simply submitting the Request for Housing Accommodations form does not guarantee the request will be granted. Accommodations are made on a needs-based and space available basis.

Have Questions?

Director of Accessibility Services
Associate Director of the Career and Self-Discovery Center