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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Campbellsville University



Survey Date:

Dec 27, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Anytime I ate food cooked in the cafe it caused me to get sick. We eventually set up a way for them to purchase me packaged food that were certified gluten free and they never restocked the food after 5 weeks and it was never enough to have a full meal.

Small area so options are naturally limited.

Details About this Student's Food Restrictions

How many years ago were you diagnosed with food allergies or celiac disease?


If you indicated celiac or gluten intolerance, how sensitive are you to gluten?

Extremely: React to even small traces

Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)

Neurological symptoms causing me to forget who and where I am, sometimes causing an inability to use legs, brain fog

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?

Not at all what I expected

Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?


If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

I would eat food from the cafe and get sick every time after eating there. This caused me to fail several tests due to my neurological response. Nothing changed on the school’s part.

Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe

Yes. I gave a very detailed letter from my doctors about how sensitive I am and how the cafe could avoid potential cross contamination.

Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe

Yes, but havnt reached out to meet with the dietitian.

If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?

Don’t promise to make accommodations that I never intend to accommodate. I would also change having “gluten free” things out on the main line due to the high risk of cross contamination. I also wouldn’t tell everyone with an allergy to just eat off the salad bar because they think it’s safe when it’s not. Staff training. More food variety and enough food to actually make a meal. Everything should also be labeled with all allergen warnings. They should also allow people to be exempt from the meal plan when they have severe sensitivity.

Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it

I had to fight for a room to myself so I could have a mini fridge and freezer In my dorm in order to feed myself. This allows me to make one meal a day since I can’t just go through a line and pickup already cooked food like everyone else.

Advice for Incoming Students:


Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions?  Any dorm recommendations

Yes. I need a dorm to myself due to me needing extra room to store food.

Dining Halls:

Any advice for managing dining halls?  Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?

There is only one dining hall and it should be avoided. Chick-fil-A is the only place on campus that’s able to serve gluten free at a limited capacity .

Meal Plans:

Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions? 

It is mandatory to have a meal plan. They allowed me out of the plan my first year but in my second year I am having to pay for the plan without being able to eat.


Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver? 

Get an air fryer that looks like a microwave and stay quiet about it.

Getting Started:

What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?

Find food organization systems for in the dorm.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Find friends who respect your food issues and are willing to eat places you can eat at.


Any other advice or comments?

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