Some students residing on campus may have a food-related disability that limits their ability to fully and equally participate in our meal program. Examples of these may be an autoimmune disease such as celiac disease or allergies to products such as nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, etc. These students may need dietary modifications or an exception to the rule requiring on-campus students to participate in the meal plan. Possible modifications are available.
All reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case, individual basis by the Disability Services Director in consultation with the student, Dining Services and when necessary, medical professionals, to obtain other helpful information. Not all disorders are necessarily disabilities, however, all documentation given by student will be taken into consideration.
- Please contact Dining Services to determine availability of specific foods served in the Dining Commons (DC). You may access their website, or contact the manager at http://www.westmontdining.com/people/index.htm, or call 805-565-6082 and ask to speak with the dining commons manager.
For students desiring accommodations or modifications in the meal plan, students must follow the designated procedures with the Office of Disability Services. It is the students’ responsibility to initiate this process and follow all the same steps listed on the main website pages. http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/disability/. Next steps are clarified below.
- Read over material on Disability Services website. Follow all steps listed. You may also meet with the Director of ODS.
- Print the Medical Disability Documentation form which is to be filled out by your health-care provider and sent to ODS (fax to: 805-565-7244) . http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/disability/documents/FunctionalImpairmentDocumentation12.pdf
- Complete and return to ODS by email, fax or in person the following forms:
DS Application: http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/disability/documents/DSIntakeForm.pdf
Confidentiality Agreement http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/disability/documents/ConfidentialityAgreement.pdf
Food Ingredient List The Food and Ingredient List
- Make an appointment with Director of Disability Services
Student and Director will meet to discuss possible accommodations
If a student qualifies for accommodations, a letter will be written to the Housing Office and those needing to know will be notified of specific accommodations.
You may also receive more information about food allergies at Food Allergy Research & Education site (FARE) http://www.foodallergy.org/managing-food-allergies/at-college