Lynchburg College is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity to students with dietary disabilities. Residential students have a mandatory College meal plan. Lynchburg College recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in its dining services’ policies and practices where necessary, for individuals with disabilities to use and enjoy College Dining Services.
A reasonable dietary accommodation is an exception to the usual rules, policies, practices, or services that a resident with a disability may need to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy college dining services. The Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) works with students on an individualized basis through an interactive process for determination of reasonable dietary accommodations.
Disability Services works with students to provide accommodations for housing needs related to cognitive, mental health, physical and medical disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Fair Housing Act Amended (FHAA). ADAAA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Under this definition, an impairment is a disability if it substantially limits the ability of the person to perform a major life activity as compared to the average person in the general population. The definition also takes into account any mitigating measure(s), such as medication or other treatment or therapies, the person is employing that may relieve the substantial limitations caused by the impairment. If the mitigating measure(s) eliminates the substantial limitations caused by the impairment, the person does not have a disability.
Julia R. Timmons
Disability Services Coordinator
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434.544.8687 or 434.544.8339