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.
Effective immediately due to COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions requiring ingredient substitutions, allergen and ingredient information on menu boards, recipe cards, and website may not be current. If you or someone in your party has a food allergy, please contact a food service manager, chef or dietitian on site. We will provide updates throughout the fall.
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.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
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.
- Reach out to meet with our managers to make arrangements for specially prepared food when the daily menu offerings do not meet your needs.
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.
Reasonable dietary alternatives currently available include, but are not limited to gluten-free and lactose-free food options, meals for medically-required diets, and the option to request alternative meals.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Our teams will work with you to enable you to dine with us safely and to be active in the management of your food allergy or food-related medical condition.
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.
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.
- Complete the New Student Application. Only one application is required even when applying for multiple accommodations, ie. academic & housing.
- Complete and upload documentation and the Dietary Accommodation Form to AIM. Students may also email documentation directly to OAE at email@example.com, hand-deliver to Buttrick G13 or fax to 404-471-6083.
- Once OAE receives a dietary accommodation request, OAE staff will contact the student, in writing, to set up a meeting to discuss the requested dietary accommodation to ensure that the need and scope of the request is fully understood.
- The Office of Accessible Education will arrange a meeting with the Director of Dining Services to discuss the existing opportunities for Agnes Scott College to meet your dietary needs within current dietary alternatives. The Director of Dining Services will complete a Food Management Plan during this meeting to identify dietary options available to students that can possibly meet your needs. If Dining Services cannot reasonably accommodate a student, OAE will explore additional or alternative modifications/accommodations.
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.