Meal Plan Accommodations and Food Allergy FAQs
Some students who have food allergies may be determined eligible for reasonable accommodations. Students should contact NC State Dining to investigate options available for students and/or to request a meal plan accommodation. Students may also connect with the DRO by completing a disclosure form and submitting documentation of their disability.
Food Allergy FAQs
Does NC State have a comprehensive food allergy policy in place?
NC State has a guide for managing food allergies and intolerance on NC State’s campus.
What if I have concerns about living with a roommate?
Contact University Housing after speaking with your assigned roommate if you have concerns about your health and safety.
Will the DRO coordinate my accommodations and emergency action plan with other relevant departments, including housing, dining, and health services?
No, the DRO does not act as a case manager or care coordinator. DRO can provide recommended contacts on/off campus such as:
– Student Health Services at 919.515.2563
– NC State Dining – Contact Lauren Smith at email@example.com@ncsu.edu or 919.513.5310.
– University Housing
– Food Allergy Research and Education
What emergency procedures are in place in case of an anaphylactic reaction? If needed, will staff give epinephrine?
For this information please contact NC State University Police:
Kim Davis, Communications Training Coordinator/Emergency Communications Supervisor
Office: (919) 513-0591
Mobile: (919) 422-7635
Fax: (919) 513-1343
Will my resident advisor (RA) be trained on food allergies, signs of an allergic reaction, emergency procedure, and how to administer epinephrine? Will the school allow my RA to administer my epinephrine in case of an emergency?
The RA’s are trained to call 911 but not to administer epinephrine, per housing policy. The RA’s are informed of the symptoms of an allergic reaction in the training. The first responders have epinephrine. Epi-pens are meant to be self-administered.
How will my food accommodations at special events like student orientation and dorm celebrations be handled?
NC State Dining employs a full time allergy assistant year round who attends the new student orientation breakfast and lunch to handle all allergy questions.
All foods are marked for the 8 major allergens and all menu items have an ingredient list the student can access on the touch screen in the lobby, on the mobile app and on the website.
Students with allergies can self identify and sign up with NC State Dining to get an email notice before special events in the dining halls to make sure they are aware of the special foods that contain their allergens. NC State also has an allergy support group called SAFE EATS.