Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
Tier2-2: Vegan Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jennifer Alvarez
Assistant Director of Operations: Assignments & Dining Programs
Housing and Dining
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Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options during every meal?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program:

AU has a variety of vegetarian choices on campus. The university contracts Bon Appetit Management for food services. Bon Appetit's services at AU are consistently recognized for high quality vegan and vegetarian meals.

2008 - American University won the title "2008 Most Vegetarian-Friendly University in the United States"

2009 - Placed third for "Best selection of Vegetarian Cuisine" by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

2010 - Placed second in PETA's "Most vegan-friendly college" contest in the small school category. Of AU's vegan food, PETA wrote: "One of our top schools over the past several years, AU is representing "the District" proudly with vegan options worthy of national praise. Dishes such as Asian tempeh with rice and sweet and sour seitan earn rave reviews from students, but it's really the desserts that put AU head and shoulders above the rest. Beginning this fall semester, students can enjoy vegan raspberry marble cheesecake with chocolate crust, vegan fudge, and vegan chocolate coconut-cream pie, just to name a few of the many options available. Ah, being an AU student—how sweet it is!"

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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