Student Disability Services

Documentation Supporting a Housing or Dining Accommodation

Tailored verification forms are available here:

  • Physical Disability or Medical Condition - Dietary Accommodation (here)
  • Physical Disability or Medical Condition - Housing Accommodation (here)
  • Psychological Disability - Emotional Support Animal Accommodation (here)
  • Psychological Disability - Housing Accommodation (here)

Student Disability Services (SDS) and the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) work together to ensure students with disabilities have an accessible on campus living experience. SDS and OSA review requests on a case-by-case basis and decisions are based upon documented need. Documentation of a disability does not guaranty that your request will be approved.

Housing Accommodations

The University of Dallas provides a variety of housing options. For students who would like to request a disability-based accommodation in regard to housing, you can submit your initial request here and should submit the supporting documentation to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator.

Dining Accommodations

The University of Dallas strives to meet the dietary needs of its students. In order to meet those needs, the University's food service provider (Aramark) assists students to develop specialized diets, regardless of whether the student's dietary needs are based on a qualifying disability.

Students who have specialized dietary requests that are not based a disability should consult the Aramark General Manager (see here) to discuss how to customize their eating experience in light of their specific requests. Aramark is able to meet many specialized dietary requests. More information is available here.

Students who have specialized dietary requests that are based on a disability can consult the Aramark General Manager, but should also submit a disability accommodation request here and should submit the supporting documentation to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator.

Requests based on specialized dietary needs are treated as requests for an accommodation so as to receive the specialized diet. Consequently, the ADA Committee will review the request to determine whether the supporting documentation establishes a medical/disability-based reason for the specific diet. The ADA Committee then makes a recommendation for a diet-based accommodation.

The student presents the Committee's recommendation to the Aramark General Manager to review and comment on. The Aramark General Manager will acknowledge either that Aramark cannot provide the recommended diet-based accommodation or that it can provide the recommended diet-based accommodation.

The student then submits the recommendation and acknowledgement form to the Office of Student Affairs for a decision as to the appropriate accommodation.