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 made-to-order stations have ingredient information available upon request.
We have dietitians available to answer any questions about ingredient information in our all-you-care-to-eat dining centers. Our staff is willing to provide a fresh menu item that has not been at 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.
All self-serve areas have ingredient information available upon request.
We inform all students with food allergies to use caution when eating from self-service areas and to be aware of the potential for cross contact. Upon request, our dining operations will provide a fresh menu item that has not been at risk of cross contact.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Depending on the individual student's special dietary needs, we can accommodate their menu requests in any made-to-order station.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Our dining services operations have established procedures for the layout of self-service areas in an attempt to minimize cross contact. We do not guarantee that our self-serve items are free from cross contact, but we are able to provide a fresh menu item upon request for any student.
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.
We do offer an "On-The-Go" option along with our dining meal plans and we are able to accommodate the students with food allergies when they order their meal in person.
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.
Our dietitians are willing to work with any food allergies or intolerance as needed. We work with individuals who inform our staff of their needs.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Our food allergy training covers food allergy 101, food allergies versus intolerance and their reactions, anaphylaxis, cross contact versus cross contamination, college and university policies, safe food handling.
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.
If the student makes their allergy known to their RA, the necessary accommodations can be made.
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.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
They can either contact Housing and Dining Services directly, or they could go through the Student Access Center.
Go to the student access center page. Click on the student tab and then click on accommodations. Near the end of the page, you can click on a housing accommodations link. From there, you can find two forms to fill out and return to the office for them to process your request.
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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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