American University strives to provide its students, staff, and faculty with a variety of healthy and sustainable dining options. Student organizations, Housing and Dining, Aramark, and the Office of Sustainability work together to provide AU with food that is locally sourced, ethically produced, healthy, and delicious.

Current Initiatives

  • Aramark, AU's dining services provider, incorporates sustainability into their food purchase and recipes.

  • "Meatless Mondays" in the Terrace Dining Room highlight the environmental benefits of a reduced or meat-free diet.

  • AU has a trayless dining hall to reduce food waste.
AU Farmers' Market. Find the Farmers' Market on the Quad next to Bender Library every Wednesday from 11am-4pm.
Terrace Dining Room. Low-carbon and vegetarian/vegan options are available from AU Dining.
AU Community Garden. The student-run organization grows and supplies the university community with a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables.