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Check that report card! Cornell Dining gets an "A" for vegan offerings

8 August 2014 by Rachel Joseph

vegan saladThe results are in! Cornell Dining has earned a grade of “A” on peta2’s Vegan Report Card for its vegan offerings on campus, with an overall 88% student satisfaction rate.

Being vegan-friendly means, according to peta2, that the university “offers at least one vegan entrée at every meal, offers nondairy milk, labels vegan entrees, labels vegan desserts, includes a vegan member on its student advisory board, promotes vegan options, partners with students to distribute vegan food, and participates in Meatless Mondays,” among others. Cornell University operates over 30 on-campus eateries- including all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, cafes, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores- that are dedicated to serving a variety of dishes and maintaining student satisfaction.

Cornell University recently climbed to third place in the Best Campus Food category of Princeton Review’s annual college rankings. Additionally, in 2012, Cornell was named the second most vegan-friendly university by PETA’s Most Vegan-Friendly College and University Contest.

In an effort to increase awareness about special diets and dietary restrictions, including the increasingly common vegan diet, the senior management team of Cornell Dining as well as students participated in the “5 Day Challenge” earlier this March. Each team was required to follow a certain diet: vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, dairy-and gluten-free, or kosher. 

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review’s top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining’s commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates more than 30 on-campus eateries which include all you care to eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores and serves more than 26,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit 

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