1. We provide access to ingredient information for made-to-order* items. *Made-to-order - Meals that are prepared on request and to your specification in the dining hall. Examples include a sandwich station, omelet station, burrito station, etc.
All self-operated restaurants inside the Student Union Memorial Center Food Court and restaurant inside Campus Recreation (which are open during the summer) have ingredient information. In the Fall, all self-operated restaurants across campus will have ingredient information available. All national franchises on campus have information online and can be contacted directly.
Students should declare their allergy to ensure we can put allergen procedures in place to reduce the risk of cross contact.
2. We provide access to ingredient information for self-serve* items. *Self-serve - Meals that are served buffet-style in a dining hall. These are typically high risk for cross-contact and are best avoided by diners with food allergies.
Self-service salad bars across campus.
Students can ask for self-service items from the back to reduce risk of cross contact.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
When a student declares an allergen with their order, the person preparing the meal will washing their hands and change their gloves. They will also use their location allergen kit (containing items such as skillets, utensils, cutting board) to prepare the meal.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Staff is trained to set salad bars with like items together and containers are not to be overfilled to reduce risk of cross contact.
5. We have pre-order meals* available. *Pre-order meals - Custom meals that can be ordered in advance by a diner so they are ready for pick up at a specific time. Typically these can be ordered online or by phone/text.
Students can arrange to pre-order meals if they contact the location manager or arrange with the chef or dietitian.
6. We have an allergy-friendly station*. *Allergy-friendly station - A food station where specific ingredients are banned, typically including many or all items in the Top 8 allergens and gluten.
A dedicated gluten free location is available that also does not contain peanuts, tree nuts or shellfish. Meals are prepared behind the line.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food Allergy and Celiac 101, Anaphylaxis, Reducing Cross Contact and University Policies are discussed during our trainings.
Our culinary dietitian is a master trainer for food allergies and celiac. She has trained over 250 of our chefs, managers, full-time culinary employees and student leads.
8. We have a registered dietitian* on staff. *Registered dietitian - Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who are often tasked with helping students with food allergies navigate the dining halls.
9. We train our RA's.
10. We have inclusive resident life programs* including food. *Inclusive resident life programs - Programs in the resident halls often include food. Inclusive resident life programs will offer students with food allergies the opportunity to request safe food alternatives for events they attend in the dorms.
Students can contact their RA to inquire about dietary accommodations for resident life programs.
11. We offer accommodations for roommate assignments. *Every accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A housing accommodation cannot be guaranteed prior to an individual evaluation.
Students should fill out information through the Disability Resource Center. DRC will work with Housing & Residential Life to assign to a space on campus that is most accessible.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Residence Life can assist with accommodation requests if they involve living on campus.
Students should visit the Disability Resource Center link above and fill out the accommodations request form.
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13. We have stock, undesignated epinephrine* available for emergency response. *Stock, undesignated epinephrine - Epinephrine that is prescribed to a college or university rather than to a particular student. This epinephrine is kept on hand to use for any student that experiences anaphylaxis.
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
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