Serving up lentil burgers and veggie deli "meats" has earned
and the University of Maryland
a spot on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) list of most vegan-friendly colleges.
— the arm of the animal-rights group that targets the younger crowd — nominated both schools. Voting for Round 1
continues until 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and winners will be announced Nov. 15.
PETA 2 determines who makes it to the next round based on four factors: quality vegan food options, the total number of votes, the enthusiasm demonstrated by nominated schools and feedback from campus students on their vegan dining options.
The University of New Hampshire, Cornell University and Alabama's Troy University are among the other nominated vegan-friendly schools.