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Dietary Needs Disability Accommodations

The Medical Disability Dietary Accommodations Request is for students with a documented medical diagnosis that require a modified diet that cannot be provided through Liberty Dining Services.  Liberty University requires all students living on campus to purchase a University Meal Plan in connection with financial check-in. In rare circumstances, exemptions from this policy are made for a documented disability which cannot be reasonably accommodated within the Liberty Dining Services system in some way.

Before you start the dietary accommodations request process, it is important for you to review the Liberty Dining Services/Sodexo My Way website to see if your food allergies, intolerances, and/or medical dietary needs can be standardly provided by Liberty Dining Services.

Process Checklist

Use the following checklist to guide you through the request process:

Accommodation Request Process

The accommodation request process always includes (but may not be limited to) the following steps:

  1. Receipt of Part I and II of the Medical Disability Dietary Need Accommodation Request by the Liberty University Office of Disability Accommodation Support
  2. Review of the request by the Dietary Needs Accommodation Committee
  3. Student meeting with the Campus Dietician
  4. Written reply to the student regarding the accommodation request

Keep in Mind

  • No Refunds – Refunds for previous semesters or dates prior to the review of a request will not be provided. The application materials submitted are for the current or next academic year.
  • Annual Submission – New accommodation requests must be resubmitted for each academic year, and in some cases (i.e. evolving medical condition), may need to be reviewed each semester.
  • Individualized Assessment – Accommodations are made on an individual basis following an objective assessment of documentation.
  • Additional Documentation – Additional documentation may be requested.
  • Preferences and Choices – Accommodations are made solely on the basis of documented medical conditions and not for preferences or the cost of meal plans.
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