Cornell University

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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 some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Specific areas

Top allergens (Egg, Milk, Soy, Fish, Shellfish, Peanut, Tree Nut, Gluten & Sesame) are labelled at the point of service in our dining rooms. Allergen and ingredient information are available in an online database for our retail locations. 

Additional Information

We have additional allergy friendly options available upon request at many of our locations (ex: gluten free bread, vegan cheese, milk alternatives).

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
[No]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, online database
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Additional Information

Specific ingredient information can be made available upon request within as needed.

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 all stations]
Additional information

We have special allergy friendly kits including dedicated cooking equipment which our staff are trained to use if a student informs us that they have concerns about cross contact. 

Self-Serve Areas

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

Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in all areas]
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

SDS registered students may work with a chef to develop a menu that meets their specific needs prior to meal service. In our retail locations, meals can be tailored based on allergy need and ordered ahead.

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
Wheat
Gluten
Additional Information

We have a certified peanut, tree nut and gluten free dining room. We produce sandwiches and salads at this unit for resale at our retail units as well. 

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
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
[No]
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?

When providing food at Residential Life Events, the team accommodates allergies for programming/talks with students about what food options would be inclusive for them as they are planning the programming. Our hall/community staff has ongoing conversations with students about restrictions or allergies as students share them with us. Most of our team is able to check with students about inclusive options for them as they are program shopping.

Additional information

Our Residence Hall Director and Area Coordinator Team members are really great resources – feel free to communicate with them throughout the year as items arise and they may be able to help navigate resources.

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]
[Yes]
How does the school provide accommodations?
Working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
Housing accomodations are managed collaboratively between the Student Disability Services Office and the Housing Office. Please start by contacting the Student Disability Services office.
Where can students get more information?
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]
How can students submit an accommodations request?

Please review the Student Disability Services Dietary Accomodation Webpage for more details. 

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
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
[Yes]
Where?
Healthcare facilities
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
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
Last updated on:
April 12, 2021
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