Swarthmore College

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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
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How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
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Full ingredients, online database
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Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
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Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
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Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
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Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
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Additional Information

Sharples Dining Hall is a peanut-free facility. We do not use any products that contain peanuts. We do, however, use some items that are made in outside facilities that handle peanuts.  

Serving lines and individual dishes in Sharples are labeled for common allergens: Milk, Egg, Wheat, Soy, Shellfish, Fish and Tree Nuts. When visiting our dining facilities, please ask to speak to a manager if you have questions about menu items or ingredients.

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
[Not answered]
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
[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
[Not answered]
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

Access to The Free Zone. Opened in the Fall of 2013, the Free Zone is designed for students who need to eat an entirely gluten free diet. Gluten free hot foods, staples and desserts are available in the Free Zone, as well as equipment for students to prepare their own items

Self-Serve Areas

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

Self-Serve Areas
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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?
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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?
Gluten
Additional Information

Access to The Free Zone. Opened in the Fall of 2013, the Free Zone is designed for students who need to eat an entirely gluten free diet. Gluten free hot foods, staples and desserts are available in the Free Zone, as well as equipment for students to prepare their own items

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
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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?
[No]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
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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?
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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
[No]
[No]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Additional information

If you are seeking dining accommodations for food allergies and related dining issues, please follow the instructions found on Dining Services' Allergies & Intolerances site.  Dining Services will contact you to discuss your needs.

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?

We ask any student with a food allergy or intolerance who may need dining accommodation to complete the Accommodations Questionnaire via mySwarthmore to start the process. Log in using your Swarthmore credentials, choose "Personal Information Main Menu" and select "Accommodations". For certain accommodations, the College may require medical documentation and may also connect you with our Student Health Service and Student Disability Service so that we can best meet your needs. 

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
[Not answered]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Contact Info
Disability Staff Contact
Monica Vance, Disability Services Director
Last updated on:
June 28, 2022
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