Meal Plan Policy

Meal Plan Exemption Policy

Effective Summer 2017

Sul Ross State University Residential Living supports all residents in having a positive residential experience.  Part of the residential experience is participation in the dining services provided by Aramark.  Therefore, all residents living in the Residence Halls at Sul Ross State University are required to have a meal plan.  Aramark is committed to offering students varied menus that fit their dietary needs. Under extreme circumstances, a student may be exempted from the meal plan within the first 12 days of class. Any request for exemption after the first 12 class days will not be accepted unless a life changing experience has occurred.  All exemption forms must be submitted with the proper documentation and approved by the Director of Residential Living.  These are usually completed within 3 business days after being submitted. All appeals should be directed to the Dean of Students within 10 class days of a denied meal plan exemption. 

Exemptions may be granted to students who meet one of the following criteria:

a) A medical condition prohibits student from utilizing the Dining Meal Plan. Detailed medical documentation to verify the situation must be provided that includes a physician’s or dietician’s plan to meet your dietary needs (i.e. must eat low glycemic foods every two hours).

b) Dietary Issue that cannot be accommodated by the Director of Food Services. Documentation from the Director of Food Services must be provided.

c) Student can demonstrate other acceptable extenuating circumstances in which meals are provided as part of that circumstance.(Attach detailed statement on separate sheet.) Student must provide complete documentation to verify the situation.


Exemption forms can be found online.  All exemption forms must be turned into the Office of Residential Living within the first 12 days of class.