Request for Housing or Dining Accommodations

Requests for housing or dining accommodations can be made for reasons of disability or health issues.

Requests for special accommodation should be made to the Disability Services Coordinator in the Student Academic Support Center (SASC). The request process has two required steps.

1. Submit the online Request for Disability Services form:

2. Submit documentation by an appropriate professional, e.g. physician, psychologist, etc. supporting the condition being cited for the request (diagnosis) and specific support for the request. In cases where there is not necessarily a direct connection between the condition being cited and the request being made, Luther College reserves the right to request further clarification. For example:

  • The condition is allergies and the request is for off campus housing. The professional supporting the request may be asked to provide additional support.
  • If the condition is food allergies and the student requests exemption from the dining program. With the wide variety of dining options available on campus, a listing of specific allergies and an expanded rationale would be helpful.

When the above request and documentation have been received by the SASC, it will be reviewed and a recommendation will be sent directly to Residence Life or Dining.

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. 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.

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.