For Second Year, Rochester Named Vegan-Friendly College

Dining Services – For the second year in a row, the University of Rochester has been chosen as one of the Most Vegan-Friendly Colleges in the U.S by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Peta2, PETA’s youth division, is letting fans decide who gets the top honor as the Most Vegan-Friendly College through an online voting contest. Rochester is up against 31 other institutions in the small schools division. Help the University land the top spot and cast your vote for the U of R here.

Rochester’s nomination to the list was based on a number of factors, including both the quality and quantity of vegan options available to students on campus as well as feedback from students on the receptiveness and creativity of dining staff. SAVVY and Team Green are two groups on campus whose efforts have helped the University increase its vegan options. Team Green, in partnership with SAVVY, UHS, and Dining Services, was instrumental in organizing Meatless Mondays, while SAVVY has worked with Dining Services on initiatives including the Vegan Zone, consistent vegan soups, and various featured dishes. Check out some of SAVVY’s favorite vegan and vegetarian dishes here or for questions about the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle or vegan/vegetarian dining at Rochester, email Campus Nutritionist Christina Patterson at