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U.S. Colleges Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies-New York

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New York

Binghamton University 

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No, but recommended.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No, but recommended.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Highlighted as part of summer orientation.

Dining Services

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

    Yes, Simple Servings station (free of top 7 allergens and gluten; does have fish)
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Upon request

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No, but will consider adding.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Planning training for Spring 2017.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, if in residential communities.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    All residence halls have kitchens, on-campus apartments have individual kitchens.


 

Columbia University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Depends on the specific accommodation requested: for housing, yes; for most dining accommodations, no.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Depends on the specific accommodation requested: for housing, yes; for most dining accommodations, no.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Allergen information only online: http://dining.columbia.edu/menus Students can email the registered dietitian for ingredient information.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

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

 Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Only first-year students are required to have meal plans.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Suite-style rooms have kitchenettes available, but not in individual rooms. 


 

Cornell University 

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes; http://sf-sas-web-003/NetNutrition
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

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

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    No
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes


 

Ithaca College

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes. Info sessions for students with dietitian and executive chef during orientation. Plus, ongoing during year.

Dining Services

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

    Yes. Simple Servings station (free of top 7 allergens and gluten) & My Zone.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes. Packaged gluten-free sandwiches and salads at all retail locations.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No. Sodexo dietitian to provide training in Spring 2017.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes


 

New York University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Students with a medical condition may submit a request to the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. Forms and information at www.nyu.edu/csd, by phone 212-998-4980 or email mosescsd@nyu.edu
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Students with a medical condition may submit a request to the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. Forms and information at www.nyu.edu/csd, by phone 212-998-4980 or email mosescsd@nyu.edu
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    On move-in, Dining Services has an information table.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes, online being updated with more info; nyu.edu/dining
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

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

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No, students work with the Moses Center for housing accommodation.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    No
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, for freshmen living in residential housing.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Students work with the Moses Center for reasonable housing accommodation.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes


 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No. Accommodation is upon request.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No. Accommodation is upon request.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes; food allergy awareness dinner at beginning of the year.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes, with campus dietitian.
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes; http://rpi.sodexomyway.com/health/allergy.html
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes; 60 members of our staff are AllerTrain-certified; training is renewed throughout the year.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes, Simple Servings (free of 7 top allergens and gluten) and allergen-free meals in MyZone.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No. But about 80 percent of 12 locations can accommodate.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No, but they can identify themselves with Disability Services on campus.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes, if requested, Residence Life will work with students to room together.


 

Skidmore College 

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No, this is not necessary.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    No

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    No, online is a work in progress.
  3. Dining Staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

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

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Yes
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    If necessary, but this has not been an issue.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes


 

University of Albany

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Dietitian does food allergy awareness tabling in all five dining rooms during first month of fall semester.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes; https://ualbanydining.com/dining-choices/resident/index.html
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes. Simple Servings station, with menu choices free of 7 top allergens and gluten. https://ualbanydining.com/health/simple-servings.html
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No


 

University of Rochester

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Opportunities for students to receive information about dining with food allergies during Orientation and beginning of the year, including Expo Fair for freshmen.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes, students are welcome to meet with Dining Services Nutritionist, plus any of the Dining Services staff.
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Onsite: allergen information is on signage; ingredient information is always available by request. Online: allergen information will soon be available at rochester.edu/dining
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes, and a top 8 allergen- and gluten-free station recently opened in Douglass Dining Center.
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Yes
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, all students are required to have a meal plan.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    This accommodation will be taken into consideration if noted.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No

 

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