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I'm a university student. Can they move more students into my acommodation?

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mfranco13
mfranco13 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2022 in Education
I am a student of Stanislaus University in Turlock. Ca. I am mental and physical disabled and since the Covid-19 starts on 2020 I am living on-campus. Also, housing were keeping me for myself, then now 0n Spring 2022 they told me that they will put 2 or 3 students at my apartment and this situation is causing me some night mares and anxiety. Adding to this, I ask them to put just one individual because for my fear to society and my ear to get Covid-19 for my age that is 57 years old and diabetes. However, they are denied it and trying to force me to accept more than one student that will causes anxiety and feeling unsafe here. Am I have some rights?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    I'm sorry to hear you're having those issues. I see that you live in USA and scope is based in the UK so your rights over there maybe different to over here. I'm sorry i can't help you further but i wish you well.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Danielle_2022
    Danielle_2022 Community member Posts: 266 Pioneering
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    Hiya @mfranco13,
    My partner lives and studies in California. I would imagine that the support varies between universities, but they are also disabled and have managed to get adjustments with various things etc. At the very least, it sounds like it could be something worth investigating. It’s not fair that you are facing undue stress and anxiety right now. Have you been assigned a designated person to discuss disability adjustments with? If not, is there another member of staff that you could speak to? Even if they might not have all the answers, they should be able to give you a clearer idea of next steps. Good luck! & don’t stop fighting. Even though Scope is based in the UK, we’ll always be here to listen :)
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @mfranco13

    Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us. Unfortunately, Scope is UK based which means we cannot offer advice outside of the UK. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t listen to you and help you to explore how you are feeling and potential strategies.

    I can hear that you are experiencing nightmares and anxiety. Do you usually receive support for your mental health? If not, would you feel comfortable accessing support for your mental health? I was wondering if you would like to talk to us further about this. If you would like to, would you like to expand on why it is causing you nightmares and anxiety? And how do you usually manage nightmares and anxiety?

    Also, if you have quite a strong relationship with the staff at your university, I would encourage you to talk to them. They might be able to reassure you, or at least provide some potential strategies which are directly related to your situation and the policies in your geographical location. For example, there might be an appeals process, though I can’t say this for sure. Would you like to talk to us about why it makes you feel unsafe and anxious?

    Overall, whilst we cannot provide advice outside of the UK, we can listen to you and reassure you that you don’t have to face this or anything else alone!  <3  

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