Meal Plan Accommodations

In an effort to effectively respond to student requests for meal plan modifications and accommodations, George Mason University has created the Special Meal Plan Committee. Each request will be handled on a case-by-case basis and is reviewed by the Special Meal Plan Committee where staff from Disability Services consult with the Campus Dietitian. Any documentation submitted to support a request should be current and relevant and be from an appropriate professional that describes the current functional impact of the condition or disability as it relates to a meal plan modification or accommodation requested. The Special Meal Plan Committee will discuss reasonable modifications or accommodations based on student self-report and observations and interactions during an initial Disability Services meeting. Documentation may be requested from a diagnosing/treating healthcare provider/professional.

Mason reserves the right to request additional documentation if the information submitted appears to be outdated, inadequate in scope or content, does not address current level of functioning, or does not substantiate a need for modifications or accommodations. Disability Services will make a determination following The Special Meal Plan Committee’s review of student requests. Disability Services will contact students directly via their Mason email account to communicate that determination. Students who are not satisfied with the outcome of their special housing accommodation request are encouraged to review the Disability Services Grievance Process.

The intake form is available for completion on our Forms and Documents page.  It can be submitted in person or electronically.

Review and Complete the Meal Plan Request Form. This can be found on our Forms and Documents page.

Initial intake interviews are scheduled for 1 hour and involve meeting with a Disability Services Specialist to discuss accommodations. The initial intake interview will include:

  • A discussion around the impairment, condition, and/or disability as it relates to dining
  • Review and signing of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Consent to Release Information Form

The Campus Dietitian will work through your individual situation/concerns to determine if/how the university can accommodate you in the dining halls. 

Monitor your Mason email for an update on the outcome of your request.