Dietary

The University of Scranton offers a wide selection of meal options through Dining Services. You can learn more about our Dining Services options here. However, we realize this may not meet certain dietary needs of students with disabilities.

The University of Scranton is committed to removing barriers to full participation in the Royal community, and the CTLE will make every effort to accommodate students with dietary-based disabilities and maintain accessibility to Dining Services options.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University of Scranton has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities have access to reasonable on-campus dietary accommodations.

Please Note

The University of Scranton reserves the right to request additional documentation if the information does not address the student’s current level of functioning, or substantiate the need for modifications or accommodations.

The CTLE staff members take an individualized approach to providing dietary accommodations to students. Students are required to purchase a meal plan and are not exempt from this because of accommodations.

Requesting a Dietary Accommodation

  1. Students with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable modification to the University’s dietary policies, procedures, or practices should submit a Verification Form for Students with Disabilities and a Request for Dietary Accommodation to the CTLE so medical information may be obtained from your health care provider.
    • Documentation should be current and consist of an evaluation by an appropriate physician or health care provider that describes the current functional impact of the condition or disability as it relates to the dietary accommodation requested.
    • The physician/health care provider cannot be a family member.
    • The University of Scranton reserves the right to request additional documentation if the information does not address the student’s current level of functioning, or substantiate the need for modifications or accommodations.
  2. The completed verification form and request for a dietary accommodation should be sent to:
    Fax:     (570) 941-4154
    Email:  disabilityservices@scranton.edu
    Mail:    The University of Scranton
                Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)
                800 Linden St.
                Scranton, PA 185103.
  3. The ADA Committee will review the information received from your health care provider and decide to grant or deny the accommodation. If your dietary accommodation request is approved by the ADA Committee, you will be notified by email of their decision.
  4. Upon receipt of this information, the student, CTLE staff, and the Dining Services staff at the University of Scranton will work collaboratively to address the student’s special dietary needs. The University will engage in an individualized, interactive process with a student, prior to making a determination on the request.
Last Modified: May 18, 2018