Towson University’s efforts at accommodating its students’ needs and providing them with the most diverse array of food possible have gained national attention. TU is in the running for winning PETA’s Most Vegan-Friendly College contest.
The number of students who identify themselves as vegetarian has increased 50 percent, and the number of students who identify themselves as vegan has more than doubled in the past seven years. Considering this growth, Towson started its T-Veggie Program in 2009. The program has since expanded and is now campus-wide.
More recently, TU introduced a T-Vegan program that includes foods such as lentil sloppy Joe’s and coconut-curry tofu. Such an eclectic assortment of vegan and vegetarian foods is uncommon on many college campuses.
TU is competing with 31 other “large” schools, including the University of Maryland, but an article from PETA’s website states that Towson has a “good shot” at winning the contest.
Considering the multifarious options that comprise TU’s vegetarian and vegan menus and the encouraging comments from PETA’s website, one should feel confident that Towson is a serious contender for winning PETA’s Most Vegan-Friendly College contest.