Expand services provided by Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality to better fit the students’ cultural, religious, or medical dietary needs.

Task Force Recommendation: Create and Invest in Affirming Spaces for Students of Color

Task Force Project: Expand services provided by Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality to better fit the students’ cultural, religious, or medical dietary needs.

Champion: Danielle Miller-Schuster

Status: Ongoing

Implementation Team Actions:

  • Dining options are available currently for students during Passover, Ramadan, and Lent.
  • Medical needs are by registered dieticians working with students who have allergies or celiac disease.
  • Event Planning works closely with dietary and cultural needs of clients.
  • Spoke with Vegetarian Advisory Board to expand selections that will encompass religious needs (ex. including Seventh Day Adventist, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism)
  • Continue to provide inclusion-related topics for staff and student workers.

Next step/Timeline:

  • Explore training for needs of students on Halal diets.
  • Look to improve communication with international students to evaluate how well dietary needs are being met.
  • Continue to offer professional development opportunities to better educate our staff about the importance of providing spaces that are inclusive for all students, faculty/staff and guests to Illinois State University
  • Consider new spaces for the Bone Student Center