Dining and Meal Plan Accommodations and Special Requests
NC State Dining seeks to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable environment in which students can be academically successful, consume delicious, healthy foods and relax with friends. In order to do so, we understand that some students may need disability-related accommodations or special considerations to ensure a great experience while at NC State.
- Disability-Related Dining and Meal Plan Requests
- Religion-based Dining and Meal Plan Requests
- Other Special Considerations
- Meal Plan Exemption for New Members of Fraternities and Sororities Housed in Greek Village
- Financial Hardship Situations
- Additional Questions
Disability-related Dining and Meal Plan Requests
Whenever possible, NC State Dining works to accommodate residents’ needs in the dining halls. If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, NC State Dining’s registered dietitian can provide the resources and information to make healthy food choices. Foods served in the dining halls that contain potential allergens are labeled accordingly, and ingredient information is available upon request. For more information, call NC State Dining at 919.513.5310.
NC State University provides equal opportunity in all of its programs, activities, and services, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable laws. If you require accommodation for a disability, such as food allergies or chronic health conditions submit a request below.
Submitting Your Request
- If your disability is a short-term condition…
- Complete and submit a Meal Plan Accommodation request form to NC State Dining’s registered dietitian for review.
- Register with Disability Resources Office.
- Once you are registered with the Disability Resources Office, you may arrange for the release of provided information to the registered dietitian in Dining. The information you provide will only be shared with other relevant staff on a need to know basis as required by law.
- A University Committee may evaluate the information provided. The committee representation may include professionals from the Disability Resources Office, University Health Services, the Counseling Center, NC State Dining, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and/or other university departments as needed.
- Neither the presence of a disability or approval for a Dining accommodation guarantees other specific requests.
Religion-based Dining and Meal Plan Requests
Students who have special dietary or meal plan requests based on religious reasons are encouraged to contact NC State Dining.
Submitting Your Request
- Complete and submit a Meal Plan Accommodation request form to NC State Dining’s registered dietitian for review. We will review your request and contact you. (If you have other needs for religious accommodation, please contact the Office For Institutional Equity and Diversity directly by email at email@example.com or by calling 919-513-0574.)
Other Special Considerations
NC State Dining also reviews special considerations that may not be covered by disability-related requests. Some examples of special considerations might include consideration for temporary medical conditions, medical conditions that are not food allergies, etc.
If you need more information or assistance regarding eating on campus because of special dietary needs, please contact the Registered Dietitian, Lisa Eberhart, RD, LDN, CDE through our website or by calling 919.513.5310.
Meal Plan Exemption for New Members of Fraternities and Sororities Housed in Greek Village
First entry students living in campus housing are required to participate in a NC State Dining meal plan for their first year. The Greek Village, as a part of campus housing, offers students a residential experience including meal service. First entry students who join a fraternity or sorority (new members) with housing in Greek Village during that first year may be offered meal plan options from their chapter.
If a new member of a chapter purchases a qualifying Chapter meal plan then the student may be exempt from any applicable requirement to purchase a meal plan from the university to the extent approved by the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Campus Enterprises. These students may opt to cancel their NC State Dining meal plan, or consider selecting the Commuter/Apartment meal plan or All Campus declining dollar balance account to supplement the Chapter meal plan.
Qualifying meal plans are those serving a minimum of 10 hot meals per week from the Chapter.
New members who purchase a non-qualifying meal plan from the Chapter and are first entry students living in campus housing are required to maintain a NC State Dining meal plan from the roster of plans available to them, even if they add additional meals from the Chapter.
Any first entry student living in campus housing that either has dietary needs that cannot be met by the Chapter meal plan, or that severs their Chapter membership with the Chapter and thus ends their participation in the Chapter meal plan, is no longer exempt from the requirement to participate in a campus meal plan and must select a campus meal plan.
Members of the Greek Village Chapters purchasing a Chapter meal plan shall be billed for and pay for the meal plan through the University Cashier’s Office. Credits received from a NC State Dining meal plan cancellation would be applied to the student’s account as would charges for the Chapter meal plan.
New members of Chapters with qualifying meal plans will receive instructions from the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life to make changes shortly after the membership process concludes and rosters are updated.
- Fraternity and Sorority Life provides a list of all new members with qualifying meal plans to Campus Enterprises.
- Students will be directed to the NC State Dining website where students can select to cancel or change their meal plan. Students have until September 30th to complete this step for fall meal plans and until January 31 for spring meal plans.
- Campus Enterprises will verify requests against the rosters provided to update student meal plans.
Financial Hardship Situation
If you have a financial hardship that is impacting your access to food, or you cannot afford your meal plan, the NC State Pack Essentials program is a source of multiple resources that can help. Learn more at https://dasa.ncsu.edu/pack-essentials/
If you have other questions or concerns you can also call our office at 919.515.3090 or simply visit the Wolfpack One counter in the Talley Student Union 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.