Some students may have medical conditions that require special diets and/or special care through Dining Services. In order to ensure that each request is considered in a consistent and appropriate manner, students should follow the steps listed below.
Students who wish to request medical exceptions to the meal plan should have their physician or treating professional submit a letter containing the following information:
The letter should be on letterhead, dated and signed by the physician. Documentation on prescription pads is not acceptable.
All documentation should be sent to:
Student Office for Accessibility Resources
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Once the Student Office for Accessibility Resources has received the SOAR Student Application and documentation, the information will be reviewed by SOAR personnel and a professional with expertise in the area of nutrition and dietary needs to determine if the request may be allowed. In some cases, the student may need to meet with dining hall staff to discuss allergies or special meal preparation.
SOAR will notify the student VIA E-MAIL regarding the decision about the request. If the request is approved, SOAR will notify the appropriate Furman staff members to make the necessary changes to the meal plan and if needed, provide reimbursement for meal plan fees already paid.