Disability Related Accommodations

Miramar and Momentum Village, managed by American Campus Communities (ACC), comply with all applicable federal and state disability laws to ensure equal access for qualifying persons with a disability to educational programs, services, and activities.

Room Selection & Floor Plans

Students requiring disability related accommodations within housing are strongly encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible.  Housing is available on a first come, first served basis.  The earlier requests are made, the more options there are to accommodate student needs.

Examples of available housing accommodations include:

  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Strobe lights connected to door bells
  • Door bells
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Grab bars and/or shower benches in bathrooms
  • Private rooms (private residence hall rooms with private bathrooms and 1 person studio apartments)

Contact Islander Housing at 361.825.HOME (4663) or housing@tamucc.edu for more specific information regarding available housing accommodations.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted in Miramar and Momentum Village in accordance with ADA guidelines.  Residents with service animals must complete the appropriate paperwork, which is available at the community's management office.  The paperwork explains a resident’s rights and responsibilities and informs staff that the service animal is permitted to be on-site.

The service animal must have been trained as a service animal in the specific work or tasks directly related to the person’s disability.  The service animal shall be licensed, registered, and immunized as applicable and in accordance with the laws, regulations and ordinances of the State of Texas, and county and city authorities.  The service animal must have updated vaccinations, including but not limited to, the general maintenance vaccine series and any vaccinations deemed necessary by a licensed veterinarian.  All City of Corpus Christi licensing laws and tag laws must be followed.

 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and housing management may require an individual with a disability to remove their service animal from the premises under the following circumstances:

  • The animal is out of control and the animal’s owner does not take effective action to control it.
  • The animal is not housebroken.
  • The animal poses a direct threat to the safety of others.

For more information, please see the University's Service and Assistance Animals Procedure.

Emotional Support Animals

Definition

An Emotional Support Animal is a companion animal that a medical professional has determined provides a benefit for an individual with a disability.

Process

Current and future residents must submit a request form and wait for an authorization by housing management before bringing an animal to their on-campus residence.  Failure to do so may result in sanctions ranging from fines for days the animal is present to eviction. 

To be considered for a housing accommodation due to a disability, Miramar and Momentum Village require documentation of the student’s disability from the treating licensed clinical professional or health care provider.  Utilizing the request form, the student will provide their medical provider's contact information and the management will contact that medical provider and ask them to complete a form that verifies the student's disability and need for the emotional support animal.  All documentation submitted to the Miramar and Momentum Village office is kept confidential.

The final decision to approve, defer, or deny an ESA request is at the sole discretion of Miramar and/or Momentum Village management.  Residents wishing to appeal a decision should contact Moses Olukoya, ACC Area Manager, at 361-825-5000.

Classroom and Other Accommodations through Disability Services

Students needing services and accommodations related to their academics/classes need to register with Disability Services.  Services are available for students with permanent and temporary disabilities.