SU Dining Services Earns A on PETA2 Vegan Report Card
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Dining Services has the highest student vegan satisfaction rating in the University System of Maryland, according to a recent survey by PETA2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
SU again received an A on PETA2’s 2017 Vegan Report Card, noting students gave the University an 80 percent satisfaction rating. Salisbury traditionally has done well in PETA2’s surveys, including a 2014 nomination for the nation’s “Favorite Vegan-Friendly College.”
This year’s Report Card noted that SU offers at least one vegan entrée at every meal, provides non-dairy milk, clearly labels vegan entrées and desserts, promotes vegan options and participates in a “Meatless Mondays” campaign. Vegans and vegetarians have praised SU’s meatless salad bar, which also has expanded with a variety of fresh greens.
Offerings in the Bistro of the University’s Commons dining hall have expanded in the past two years with more grain-based options like quinoa and vegetarian-inspired salads like Asian noodle and edamame.
The Commons also offers a daily vegan soup and devotes its “Plato’s Plate” dining station entirely to a meatless menu with daily lunch and dinner complete meal solutions, along with standards made to order, such as black bean and chickpea burgers. Vegan-friendly cellophane noodles are available as an option at the dining hall’s wok station.
More than 1,400 U.S. colleges and universities were included in the PETA2 survey.