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.
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.
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.
Are you a current student with a meal plan and have a food allergy? Let us help you! By logging into your account above and entering your information, you will alert our management staff to your food allergy needs. A Don’t Be Shy card will be available for your mobile phone, or print one out to keep on hand. When you come into one of our dining halls, show an associate your card for personalized service.
We take food allergy management very seriously. You rely on good health to attend class and keep up your social life. Using our Don’t Be Shy tool, we will help you navigate the safest options within our dining operations and prepare meals for you individually by trained associates with food allergy management knowledge, in spaces dedicated to food allergy prep.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Our management, culinary staff and allergen handling associates all complete FARE Certified food allergen training through Compass Group, along with additional specific food allergy training for cross contamination and meal prep. All associates in all areas of campus receive basic food allergy training. Some of our team members also complete additional training as required by State and local laws.
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.
Formally declare a disability, register with the Office of Student Access Services (SAS), submit documentation, and access SAS forms.
We encourage you to visit the Office of Student Disabilities on campus to discuss any special accommodations you might need or additional concerns regarding managing your food allergy. Requests for specialty products or dining services outside of our currently offered program should be routed through that office.
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.