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.
- Students with disabilities, allergies/intolerances
- Students with religion-based dietary restrictions
- Students with short-term medical needs
- New members of fraternities and sororities housed in Greek Village
- Students experiencing financial hardship
Students with disabilities, allergies and intolerances
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Register with Disability Resources Office.
- 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 any problems with access to the form, please contact our Nutrition Team at 919.513.5310 or email email@example.com.
Students with religion-based dietary restrictions
Students who have special dietary or meal plan requests based on religious reasons are encouraged to contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity through the form below.
Submitting your request
- Submit a Request for Religious Accommodation form to the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. Once submitted, they will review your request and be back in contact with you. (If you have other needs for religious accommodation, please contact the Office For Institutional Equity and Diversity directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 919-513-0574.)
Students with short-term medical needs
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.
Submitting your request
- Complete and submit a Meal Plan Accommodation request form. If you have any problems with access to the form, please contact our Nutrition Team at 919.513.5310 or email email@example.com.
New members of fraternities and sororities in Greek Village
First-year students living in on-campus housing are required to participate in an NC State Dining meal plan. However, as a part of on-campus housing, Greek Village has in-house meal services as part of their Chapters’ residential experience.
Students whose chapter meal plans serve a minimum of 10 hot meals per week and meet menu and service criteria for sound nutrition, variety, convenience and cleanliness are eligible to reduce their NC State Dining meal plan. These plans typically provide two hot meals per weekday but do not have full service over weekends. The goal is to ensure students have adequate meal coverage both on campus and at their chapter house. These plans include:
- Default: 850 Dining Dollars
- Option to upgrade to other meal plans at a prorated cost:
- Block 40 + 700 Dining Dollars
- Block 60 + 850 Dining Dollars
- Block 80 + 1200 Dining Dollars
- Block 120 + 500 Dining Dollars
- Flex 500
- Flex 800
Any student who joins a chapter with a qualifying meal plan can adjust their plan by completing this form by September 18, 2023, for the fall semester and January 25, 2024, for the spring semester. Students who do not provide a preference will be enrolled in the 850 Dining Dollars Plan after the deadline. Any refunds as a result of the change will be sent to the cashier’s office.
New members who purchase a non-qualifying meal plan from the chapter and are first-year students living in campus housing are required to maintain an NC State Dining meal plan from the roster of plans available to them, even if they add additional meals from the chapter.
Any first-year student living in on-campus housing who either has dietary needs that cannot be met by the chapter meal plan or 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. They must select a campus meal plan, which will be priced on a prorated basis.
Like NC State Dining meal plans, Chapter meal plans are billed through the University Cashier’s Office. Credits received from changes to NC State Dining meal plan change will be applied to the student’s account as would charges for the Chapter meal plan and new Greek New Member or other NC State Dining plan.
Students experiencing financial hardship
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.