Dietary Accommodations

Dietary Accommodations with Sodexo at Walla Walla University

Dietary accommodations are reasonable modifications or necessary forms of assistance that give equal access to a student with a documented disability whose health, mobility, or other issues may impact their ability to equally access University services or programs. Students may request reasonable dietary accommodations to mitigate the impact of their disability to meet their needs.

Students residing in the residence halls are required to be on a resident meal plan.

However, we realize that in certain situations, students may need to request special dietary accommodations. Accommodations are tailored to a student’s needs on a case-by-case basis. For individuals with special dietary requirements or food allergies, specify those details in the housing application. 

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Dietary Accommodation Request Process

Step 1: Meet with Sodexo

Students are encouraged to meet with Sodexo to discuss their specific needs before they submit a request for accommodation on the basis of a disability. Sodexo are readily available to engage in conversations about tailored options to accommodate to students' specific needs. Sodexo also provides students remote support with their own company's Certified Dietitians.

Sodexo ensures a diverse selection of the following foods are available at all meals:

  • Dairy-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Contact number for Sodexo: (509) 527-2739
To set up an appointment with Sodexo, email:

Step 2: Submit a request for accommodation

If a student's dietary needs extend beyond the offerings provided by Sodexo, then they will need to submit a Request for Accommodations. After that, the student will provide documentation, and then meet with DSS to discuss accommodations.