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Policies & Procedures

Procedures for Dietary Accommodations

Cornell University encourages students with food allergies and special dietary requirements to be self-advocates in managing their dietary conditions. By registering with Student Disability Services (SDS), the student and SDS can identify the appropriate campus referrals for notification and assistance with dietary management.

Steps to Follow:

  1. Review the document, Managing Food Allergies and Gluten Intolerance
  2. Register with Student Disability Services by 1) completing a "Disability Self-Disclosure and Request for Access Accommodations Form." New students must complete the on-line form at Summer College and continuing Cornell students will find the request form at 2) Submitting a "Medical Documentation of Asthma and Allergy Disabilities" form, completed by an appropriate professional, to verify your condition and specific dietary needs or restrictions. This can be used for gluten intolerance, as well.
  3. Complete the Food Allergy and Gluten Intolerance Notification Form and submit via e-mail or print and send to the SDS office. You can also complete the form with a Student Disability Services counselor after you arrive on campus. If appropriate, you will be referred to the Cornell Dining Dietician by your SDS counselor to discuss allergy/dietary restrictions and complete the "Food Accommodation Agreement" form.
  4. Provide copies of the completed Food Allergy and Gluten Intolerance Notification Form to appropriate university faculty and staff. For example, Dining and Retail Services (Dining) facilities, residential program staff, course instructors, employers, coaches.