Special Needs

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Syracuse University Food Services is committed to meeting the nutritional needs of our
campus students. We pride ourselves in working one-on-one with students who have
food allergies and medically prescribed diets. Food Allergy training is provided by
Ruth Sullivan, our full time registered dietitian to managers and dining staff to help
ensure a safe and satisfying dining experience.

If you have dietary needs due to medical reasons, family medical history and/or food
allergies, we strongly encourage you to contact us before you come to campus. That
will help us be better prepared to accommodate your nutritional requirements when you
arrive. We look forward to welcoming you to Syracuse University!

Please send a letter documenting your food allergy, food intolerance or special diet to
the following:

  1. Syracuse University Food Services, 201 Ainsley Drive, Syracuse, NY 13244
  2. The Office of Residence Life, 111 Waverly Ave, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13244
  3. Syracuse University Health Services, 111 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244

To help us access your nutritional needs, please fill out the Allergy Form.

Allergy Disclaimer


Gluten-Free/Celiac Disease


Syracuse University Food Services provides gluten free meals to students under the current meal plan. Please contact our registered dietitian at 315-443-9884 to discuss gluten free options.




Syracuse University Food Services also provides Kosher and Halal meals to students under the current meal plan. If you are interested in these meals, we encourage you to contact the manager at Shaw Dining Center for more information.


SU Meal Plan Policy


All Syracuse University students residing in residence halls are required to be on a Syracuse University Meal Plan, including those with special nutritional needs. Syracuse University employs a clinical nutritionist to accommodate those students with medically prescribed diets. The following list represents some of the medical conditions for which meal plan accommodations have been arranged:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Weight reduction*
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Food allergies/Intolerances
  • Anemia
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Colitis
  • Gluten-Free/Celiac Disease

*Please note: enrollment in a commercial weight loss program is not a valid excuse for meal plan exemption. Our nutritionists are available to assist those students requiring weight management.

Syracuse University Food Services is committed to delivering quality food and service to our students. Food Services continually strives to meet the needs of all students, including those with special nutritional requirements.