Celiac College Student Survey completed October 2019
Food Service Vendor
Chartwells (before last year it was Bon Appetit)
What stage are you in college?
Please describe your meal plan for each year there so far. Include if your school required any of these decisions. If you are eating in a greek house or other club type arrangement include that as well.
Required around $1500 per quarter for the first two years then I got a commuter meal plan of $400 and lasted the whole next year from it the next two
How many years ago were you diagnosed with celiac?
How sensitive to gluten are you?
Very: React to small amounts
How would you describe the worst reaction you have had since diagnosis?
Does your college handle celiac food restrictions as you expected they would when you selected your school?
Somewhat what I expected
Grade your college on feeding celiac students
Explain your rationale for that grade
Very few options, it’s always “made without gluten containing ingredients” with little to NO concern for contamination
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, Ability to feed me varies greatly across dining halls, I can find some but not enough food in any of the dining halls, I assumed they could feed me and didn't think about it before I arrived
Did you register with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes but not for celiac
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? Describe
I’m not sure, I’m president of Students For Disability Justice and there are a few celiac in the group and we talk but pretty much all agree nothing is safe on campus really
How many times have you been glutenized in your dining hall?
More than 3
If you didn't select NONE, what happened and how did school respond?
I didn’t report it because they don’t claim to be gluten free so they would just say they’re not liable
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
Finding food during long days when I don’t pack enough
If you were in charge of your school's dining, what changes would you implement to better feed celiac students? Would your school be open to these suggestions?
More packaged food available that is allergy friendly
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Make your own goodness in your dorm, the new allergy friendly station at C Street is suspicious because it still made without so I don’t know the level of contamination but it’s at least somewhat an option
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Go to the grocery store, the night hawk will take you to two!
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
Expect to make your own food, try to get in a dorm with a kitchen on your floor
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
They don’t really exist here lol
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness