Food Allergy Accommodations

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.  A range of 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, and when necessary, medical professionals, to obtain other helpful information.  Not all disorders are necessarily disabilities, however, all documentation and student input is taken into consideration.

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/.  However, the steps are clarified below.

Steps to take:

http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/disability/documents/ConfidentialityAgreement.pdf

The Food and Ingredient List

  • Return documents to Disability Services by fax, mail, email (scan and send as attachment) or in person
  • Make an appointment with Director of Disability Services
  • Student and director will meet to discuss possible reasonable accommodations
  • If a student qualifies with Disability Services, a letter will be written for the student to deliver to those needing to know of specific accommodations