When my 20-year-old son who is now a sophomore at a selective college in Maine became seriously scoping out colleges the last year and a half or so of high school, the tedious into college rankings, SAT or ACT requirements began in earnest. Upon mentioning an online Princeton Review dining rankings, a relative of ours mentioned that food shouldn’t play a factor in the selection process, however it is an all important issue that directly would affect him as it does many other vegetarians. http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx?Uidbadge=%07
This issue required a considerable amount of research however for my son as well as myself as he had to focus so much time on the other details of the college search while keeping up his grades and competing on the swim team. Due to my son’s busy schedule, and my desire to play a helping role, I happily lent a helping hand into college dining options research at various select colleges.
There are valid reasons why students may not speak up in addition to time constraints. Students may feel uneasy about speaking up to have their nutritional needs met for feel of negative or dismissive attitudes. The modern age of technology can eliminate face-to-face or voice-to-voice contact but be at least as effective. One benefit in written petitions is that there is more time to gather one’s thoughts than in a direct meeting. Well, that’s where a student’s advocate can play a role in insuring that vegetarian students receive adequate vegetarian nutrients.
Check out PETA’s top 10 list the top 10 vegetarian colleges in the US as well as the top 5 in Canada. http://www.peta2.com/college/c-vegschools-winners.asp