Georgetown University

Dining Services
Made-to-order items

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.

Made-to-order items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Specific areas

All stations have ingredient information available.

Additional Information

Our products are organic when possible, minimum of 20% of produce is locally sourced (less than 150miles of campus), seafood is sustainably sourced based off Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List, and meat sources are antibiotic free, hormone free, and third party certified.

Self-Serve Items

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-Serve Items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Specific areas

Right now no self-service is available due to covid, but when we are in normal operations we have a grab and go station for produce, hand fruit, and certain pre-packaged items.

Made-To-Order Areas

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in some stations]
Specific areas

We have two stations in particular that are held to the highest level of strictness in terms of cross contact. Our allergen station is free from the top 8 allergens and all cooking is done using separate equipment from the rest of our facility. Halal is our other station, which in consultation with an expert, has been approved as a Halal-acceptable station. Ingredients and equipment are handled accordingly.

Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[Not answered]
Pre-Order Meals

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.

Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[Yes]
Additional information

We have a new meal delivery system for students and can accommodate dietary preferences/needs if they alert us of their allergen.

Allergy-Friendly Station

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.

Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station(s) that is free from specific allergens?
[Yes]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Additional Information

Our allergen station is free from the top 8 allergens and all cooking is done using separate equipment from the rest of our facility. In addition, our registered dietitian does monthly audits on processing, ingredients, and continuing education for the station and those who work there.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
How often?
At least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Food allergies, food handling, food safety, cross contact, and university policies.

Additional information

We take food allergies and accommodations very seriously here at Georgetown and have had our cooks, chefs, and dietitian work with students individually to keep them safe.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?

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.

Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[Not answered]
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food

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.

Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Yes]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

Contact Residence Life who is in contact with the campus dietitian.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments

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.

Accommodations for roommate assignments
[Yes]
How does the school provide accommodations?
Trying to match students with food allergies for room assignments upon request
Facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies upon request
Working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
Academic Resource Center
(202) 687-8354
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[Yes]
Other departments a student should contact?

Our Counseling & Psychiatric Services also handles accommodations for eating disorders and psychological issues pertaining to food.

How can students submit an accommodations request?

Students can call or email the appropriate department on campus.

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
Food allergy management care
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
Allergy testing and diagnosis
Seasonal allergy shots
This would go through Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response

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.

Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[No]
Additional information

Our Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) is in charge of this type of incident. We also have Georgetown Policy Department for added support.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Yes]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
On-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Academic Resource Center
(202) 687-8354
Last updated on:
November 23, 2020
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