Types of Accommodations

The scope of accommodations provided by PLNU are based on official medical documentation, availability of resources, personnel, and discretion of the Director of the DRC. In compliance with university policy, students with disabilities may be eligible for one or more of the following accommodations. 

Academic Accommodations

In general, an accommodation is a change in the learning environment to provide equal opportunity for academic or physical accessibility. The nature of the accommodation is considered individually, using recommendations in the documentation of the disability. Accommodations are to be reasonable, not impose an undue hardship on the operation of the program, and not fundamentally alter the academic and technical standards. Also, accommodations such as note-takers are not in lieu of classroom attendance and participation.

Possible academic accommodations at PLNU may include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Textbooks
  • Exams: Alternative Environment
  • Exams: Time Extensions
  • Note-taking Services
  • Reader Services
  • Recording Lectures
  • Reduced Course Load
  • Assistive Technology
  • Scribe

Non-Academic Accommodations

Non-academic accommodations are related to activities and services not found in the classroom, yet support an equitable campus environment. The nature of the accommodation is to provide a qualified individual with an equal opportunity and access.

Possible non-academic accommodations at PLNU may include, but are not limited to:

  • Parking (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors only)
  • Housing
  • Dining

Dietary Accommodations

The Live Well program at PLNU provides students with dietary disabilities, free nutritional consultation in the Wellness Center. In conjunction with the partnership between Sodexo Dining Services and the DRC, this program is administered by PLNU's registered dietitian.

Do you have food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances? You can work alongside the registered dietitian to have your needs met in the dining hall.

To get started:

  • Schedule an appointment with the registered dietitian in the Wellness Center.
  • Submit official medical documentation related to your dietary needs to the DRC from your current licensed professional.

You are encouraged to learn more about managing your food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances by visiting the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website.

Our campus dining facilities are equipped and dedicated to providing safe, healthy, and delicious options for students who have food allergies, Celiac disease, and other dietary needs. Dining managers and chefs are certified through the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Great Kitchens© program to accommodate a gluten-free diet.

Housing Placement Considerations

All requests for disability housing accommodations must be medically documented and submitted to the DRC for review by February 15 for fall semester housing placement and by October 23 for the spring semester. Newly admitted students must make housing accommodation requests prior to May 31st. All housing accommodations requests, whether current students or incoming, are considered on a case by case basis and are always ranked based on student medical needs, availability and not preference.