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Find a College Student Support Group

Joining or creating an on-campus group for students with food allergies, celiac disease or other dietary restrictions can have a lot of great benefits.

  • Support: Having food allergies or celiac disease can feel isolating. It can be difficult to find safe places to eat or participate fully in events that involve food. Getting to know other students facing similar issues can be a great source of support and enable students to spark new friendships.
  • Mentorship: Coming onto campus as a new student with food allergies or celiac disease can feel overwhelming. A student group can give incoming students a way to meet upperclassmen who have learned how to manage their dietary restrictions with confidence and can recommend on-campus and off-campus dining options.
  • Education: Group members can collaborate with college and university staff to improve food allergy education and meet student needs on campus.
  • Advocacy: Want to see changes made on your campus? A group of students advocating together can be a powerful way to get things done.

Check the FARE database below for a student group at your university.

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United States Connecticut

  1. EASY (Eating Allergy Safe and Yummy) at Wes

    University: Wesleyan
    City: Middletown
    State/Province: Connecticut
    Group Leader: Rachel Sobelsohn (Co-Leader and Founder ), Ilana Newman (Co-Leader)
    Email: EASYatWes@gmail.com
    Website: N/A
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/EASYatWes
    Number of Members : 7
    Active Since: Fall 2013
    Mission: EASY is an active student group dedicated to supporting students with any type of dietary restriction. The members have food allergies, celiac disease (mandatory gluten-free diet), as well as intolerances and sensitivities to foods ranging from the big eight to more uncommon items, such as artificial colors and onions. The students who participate in EASY come together to cook meals twice a month. At these meals, students can relax and connect with other students, knowing that their food will be completely allergen safe. We discuss tips on dining on- and off-campus, suggestions for living with roommates, and more!

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United States Massachusetts

  1. Brandeis Food Allergy and Digestive Disorders Association

    University: Brandeis University
    City: Waltham
    State/Province: Massachusetts
    Group Leader: Emily Indig, Heather Sherman, Camelia Zheng
    Email: brandeisfoodallergy@gmail.com
    Website: sites.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/club-fadda
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodallergybrandeis
    Number of Members : 3
    Active Since: Spring 2014
    Mission: We aim to spread awareness and educate students about the seriousness of food allergies by holding information tables in dining halls and campus events. As a community, we also encourage and support those with food allergies and digestive disorders by holding biweekly discussions.

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United States New York

  1. Food Allergy Awareness Club

    University: Ithaca College
    City: Ithaca
    State/Province: New York
    Group Leader: Mackenzie Gannon
    Email: mgannon1@ithaca.edu
    Website: N/A
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/icfoodallergyawareness
    Number of Members : 15
    Active Since: Fall 2015
    Mission: The purpose of the club is to advocate for those with specific dietary needs, serve as a support group, and create a safe and inclusive atmosphere on campus. Students without dietary restrictions are also welcome. Our goal is to spread knowledge and understanding of the growing epidemic of food allergies. Together we can find solutions!

United States North Carolina
  1. NC State Food Allergy Support Group

    University: NC State University
    City: Raleigh
    State/Province: North Carolina
    Group Leader: Meagan Bereman RD, LDN, CDE and Ashley Pinet RD, LDN, CDE (staff advisors)
    Email: Meagan_bereman@ncsu.edu or Ashley.pinet@ncsu.edu
    Website: healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu/health-resources/food-allergy-support-group
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/NCSUAllergyFree
    Number of Members : 6-10
    Active Since: Summer 2014
    Mission: The Food Allergy Support Group at NC State is designed to connect students with food allergies for educational and social activities. Meetings with special guest speakers are arranged based on student’s educational needs and preferences. Social functions are scheduled regularly for meal outings and grocery store tours to keep group members informed about safe food choices both on and off campus. This group is a great way to get to know other students on campus with food allergies and learn new and creative ways to manage allergy concerns.

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Don’t see a group at your university? Student groups are completely volunteer-run by students on campus, which means if there is not one at your school, we are in need of student leaders like you to create one!

If you are interested in starting your own student group, FARE can help. Download our Guide to Student Groups.

To add your group to the FARE College Student Group database, download an application and email it to collegeprogram@foodallergy.org.

The inclusion of a group on this voluntary listing does not imply endorsement by FARE. Student groups operate wholly independently from FARE.

FARE, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to include or exclude any Student Group from this listing at any time. FARE is not responsible for any contact, private or commercial, that Student Group Leaders may receive as a result of posting Student Group information in our public directory.