Housing & Food Service
Living in residence and eating with meal plans is an opportunity for learning, growth and fun.
Residence hall living provides opportunities to develop new friendships and skills, and to learn about new ideas, beliefs and cultures within a caring community atmosphere. Living on campus also provides unique opportunities for interpersonal learning and growth as students live, study and interact with the rest of the campus community. The residential “living education” is a key part of the residential liberal arts education. Consequently, full-time students are required to live in College housing and subscribe to a dining plan during their first six credit terms and participate in an on-campus meal plan. Because new students are assigned after returning students, most new students will need to share a room with a roommate.
At times, a student with a disability may warrant an exception or modification to the current residential life and food service arrangements. The college recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in its residential life policies and practices where necessary for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in the residential life program. This Policy explains the specific requirements and guidelines which govern requests for reasonable accommodations to Beloit’s residential life expectations. The college reserves the right to amend this policy at any time as circumstances require.
The Director of Learning Enrichment and Disability Services (LEADS) is responsible for evaluating whether to grant or deny requests for reasonable accommodations for students at the college. In evaluating requests, the Director will consult with the Office of Residence Life, the college food service provider, or other college staff, as necessary, to determine whether the requested accommodation is necessary and reasonable. Individuals with a disability who believe they need a reasonable accommodation must contact the Director of LEADS.
The Food Service Staff work closely with students to meet their dining needs. Because of this effort and the variety of options available, it is rare for a student to need an accommodation verified by the Director in this area. However, for those students seeking an accommodation, the same procedures are to be followed as with housing accommodations.