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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara


Survey Date:

Nov 6, 2023

Survey 1 of 4




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

They say they have Simply Oasis, but it's only one meal a day and frequently the same meal two days in a row, so you know it's just leftovers for four meals. It's also not open on the weekends. The meal isn't bad if you eat meat, but if you don't, prepare to go very hungry. It's not caloric sustaining for anyone, and the trattoria, where they claim to have celiac safe pasta, isn't safe at all. I got glutened there when they saif they took all the necessary precautions. Ike's sandwhich shop also said they took all the celiac precautions, but it too contained glutened. (I can guarantee all of the verifications of gluten because of my nima sensor)

There are some options, like the tofu and rice from Moonbowls, but the cauliflower wings they have that they claim to be celiac safe aren't. There was a place called f#ck gluten, but it closed down. A pizza place that also claimed to be celiac friendly ended up having gluten.

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)

I am severely impacted by even small cross contact, I also have a nima sensor to test food when necessary. My service dog, who's already fully trained for my other disabilities, is being trained to be a gluten detection dog.

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 got glutened from the Trattoria, and when I let OAE know, their initial response was victim blaming.

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

Yes, I got housing accommodations odations for a suite bathroom and community kitchen access

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

There's a dietician, but she has no control over any food decisions or selections

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

expand oasis and make it college student friendly, no one wants to eat braised jackfruit for every meal

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

I've been sick for weeks now, I've had to miss classes and I've fallen behind in my coursework. I'm looking at transferring

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Finn or Graham (suites with community kitchen access for first years)

Dining Halls:

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

avoid Trattoria

Meal Plans:

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

I have a junior/senior meal plan currently and it's still excessive for what I can actually eat


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

thrive market!!

Getting Started:

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

eat at every university you're seriously considering. Santa Clara University was apparently all talk. It's expensive, but I highly highly highly recommend getting a NIma sensor, it's worth it.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

plan ahead, but every celiac already knows that.


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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