Housing and Residence Life cooperates with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and Schiffert Health Center to provide desired assistance and/or accommodations. Students who are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact SSD, which coordinates services across many different departments.
Students requesting special accommodation due to a medical condition, disability, or other situation that may affect on-campus living should complete the "Request for Special Accommodation in Housing Assignment" form which is available in 144 New Hall West. When requested, this form will also be mailed or faxed to you.
The earlier that we are aware of your needs the more successful we will be in accommodating you.
Ken Belcher, senior associate director for housing services, located in 144 New Hall West, works closely with and is the primary contact for the SSD office in reviewing housing accommodations for students with medical concerns or disabilities.
Students may obtain empty sharps containers from area office managers, Schiffert Health Center staff, or Environmental Health and Safety Services (EHSS) staff. To pick up empty sharps containters, go to the area office or health center in person, or contact EHSS at 540-231-2509 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange delivery.
- When the sharps container is full and ready for disposal, you must return the full container to the Student Programs area office or health center. You may also contact EHSS to arrange pickup.
- Students should dispose of full containers directly into an approved receptacle to ensure containment of all medical waste and prevent accidental exposure.
- Health center and EHSS staff will then dispose of the material as required by law. Upon receipt of a full sharps container in the area office, the area office manager will contact EHSS at 540-231-2509 or email@example.com within 48 hrs. to request a pickup.
- Empty containers may be obtained at the time of disposal.
NOTE: Unless there are extenuating circumstances, no second or third parties should come in contact with used/filled sharps containers. The student should dispose of the container directly into the approved receptacle, and trained personnel must complete the pickup and disposal.
Due to the potential hazards and strict handling requirements associated with regulated medical waste, students or staff can face disciplinary action for improper disposal of any environmental hazard.