U.S. College Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies-South Carolina

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Published: November 22, 2016

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South Carolina

College of Charleston

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Medical note required only for meal plan exemption.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No, but student works with Dining Services.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Tour of dining locations offering allergy-friendly foods.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes; https://charleston.campusdish.com/EatWellContent/ViewMenu.aspx
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No. RAs are not trained, not currently allowed to administer auto-injectors. They are to contact campus first responders in an emergency.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Housing office handles all assignments, and would have to decide on grouping food allergy students.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Some dorms
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Some dorms


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