Single Room (Double Room Rate)
Providing a single room to a student is necessary when the student has needs related to their disability that relate to safety or privacy for medical reasons. In such cases, the student is charged at a double room rate because it would discriminate against the student to make them pay a higher single room rate in such cases. Housing provides this accommodation for eligible students.
Related Functional Characteristics
Service Animal Needs : Students who have a service animal may need a single room because it is unreasonable to require another student to live with them.
Personal Care/ Medical Equipment Needs : A single room is granted to a student who uses a nursing aide or personal care assistant in order to protect the privacy of the student and to accommodate medical equipment necessary for care of the student.
Susceptibility to Infection : With documentation of a physician's diagnosis, a single room allows students to limit their exposure to others when infection risk is high (e.g. flu outbreaks).
Allergies : A single room living environment with a private kitchen space should be granted to a student with severe allergic reactions to food-derived products to limit allergen exposure. It is critical that this room be thoroughly cleared of allergen residues before assignment to the student and in some cases may require the presence of an air filtration system.
The Building Accepting Campus Communities (BACC) project was funded by the US Department of Education Office of Secondary Education grant #P333A080070-09. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.