Request for Housing or Dining Accommodations

Housing Accommodations

Please follow these two steps to move forward with the Disability Services housing process:

1. Student should first submit the online Request for Disability Services form:

https://www.luther.edu/disability-services/request/

2. To properly evaluate how Luther College can best meet the student's need for reasonable accommodations for on campus housing, Luther requires specific diagnostic information from a licensed clinical professional or healthcare provider that is familiar with the history and functional limitations of the student's physical or psychological condition(s).

When the above request and documentation have been received by the SASC, it will be reviewed.

The student will be updated via email from Disability Services to schedule an appointment to come in and discuss their request with the Disability Services Coordinator. If documentation requirements are met, a recommendation will be sent directly to Residence Life.

Dining Accommodations:

Please follow these steps to move forward with the Disability Services dietary accommodations process:

1. Student should first submit the online Request for Disability Services form:

https://www.luther.edu/disability-services/request/

2. To properly evaluate how Luther College can best meet the student's need for dietary accommodations, Luther requires specific diagnostic information from a licensed clinical professional or healthcare provider that is familiar with the history and functional limitations of the student's dietary needs.

3. In the case of dining accommodations, the student will be required to meet with the college’s dietitian, Anne Blocker (phone 563-387-1045) to review the request and examine alternatives.

4. A cafeteria tour by the Director of Dining Services will also need to be completed to make sure student is fully aware of all food options/ingredients in the cafeteria.

The campus dietitian will complete a dietary evaluation and assessment with the student and then discuss her findings with the Disability Services Coordinator with a release in place to determine if there should be a dietary accommodation put into place.

If documentation and recommendations show need for a dietary accommodation, the Disability Services Coordinator will send the recommendation to the Director of Dining Services. 

In all cases, it is the primary goal of Luther College to assure that documented needs are met while keeping the student involved in regular campus life as much as possible.