DINING ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES
The information that you provide regarding any need for accommodation(s) will be shared only with those individuals involved in the coordination and facilitation of services and accommodations that are required to make our programs accessible to you.
All students who live in residence halls at Luther College are required to select a dining meal plan for each academic term in residence. For more information, click here.
Please note that exemptions from the meal plan are rare. They are made solely on documented health conditions that require special diets that cannot be accommodated by the College’s dining services provider. If you are requesting a release from the meal plan requirement, you should be aware that dietary restrictions do not always constitute a valid reason for cancelling your meal plan contract.
Lastly, as you will see below, the process for dining accommodation requests are more lengthy than other accommodation request types. Please note that these requests do take longer than other types of accommodation requests. They may take up to 60 days from the initial request to the finished result to be completed.
Dining Accommodations for Medical Reasons
Food allergies may constitute a disability and reasonable accommodations related to the meal plan may be possible. If seeking a dining accommodation for medical reasons, students must submit a request and documentation that supports the requested accommodation to Disability Services. Guidelines for dining accommodation requests are as follows:
Dining Services provides dietary accommodations to students with medically-indicated special diets that are difficult to self-manage. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate a dietary accommodation request so we can help you. The student is required to follow the steps below and meet with the Dining Dietitian to complete the request.
The following questions should be answered in the provider documentation: