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The goal of the Academic Resource Center (formerly Academic Support & Enrichment Center) is to enhance the educational experience of all Denison students and to support faculty-student interaction. The Writing Center helps students learn the writing process and effective means for improving their skills, and it helps faculty plan and enhance their own approaches to writing assignments.
Housing assignments and the residential learning environment are integral parts of Denison University programs. A team carefully evaluates all requests for need-based housing assignments. Below is a summary of the factors considered when evaluating housing requests.
Severity of the Condition
Is the impact of the condition life threatening if the request is not met?
Is there a negative health impact that may be permanent if the request is not met?
Is the request an integral component of a treatment plan for the condition in question?
What is the likely impact on academic performance if the request is not met?
What is the likely impact on social development if the request is not met?
What is the likely impact on the student's level of comfort if the request is not met?
Timing of the Request
Was the request made with an initial housing request?
Was the request made before the deadline for housing requests for the semester in question?
Was the request made as soon as possible after identifying the need (based on date of diagnosis, receipt of housing assignment, change in status, etc.)?
Feasibility & Availability
Is space available that meets the student's needs?
Is the student in special interest housing? If so, can the requested configuration be met within that area?
Can space be adapted to provide the requested configuration without creating a safety hazard (electrical load, emergency egress, etc.)?
Are there other effective methods or housing configurations that would achieve similar benefits as the requested configuration?
How does meeting this request impact housing commitments to other students?
Is the cost of meeting the request prohibitive?
For more information, contact Heather Johnston Welliver. The Academic Support & Enrichment Center is not open during the summer. Please contact Jennifer Vestal if you need further assistance or accommodations.