According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), in the past seven years the number of vegetarians and vegans on college campuses has increased by 50 percent. But a vegetarian and vegan diet is nothing new at Andrews University. It has been an all-vegetarian campus since it's founding more than 135 years ago. The Seventh-day Adventist institution and the Adventist Church are known for their emphasis on health and wholeness. In recent years, as a vegan diet has grown in popularity, so have the vegan options at Andrews.
The poll, sponsored by PETA, is broken down into two categories: Large U.S. Schools and Small U.S. Schools. Each category began with 32 campuses and through the first two rounds of voting, has been narrowed down to 8 in each category. Andrews University is in the Small U.S. Schools category. The winners will be announced on November 15.
Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church, located one-half mile east of the U.S. 31 Bypass in Berrien Springs, Mich.