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


Current Initiatives

  • Our dining services provider incorporates sustainability into their food purchases and recipes. We are farm to fresh and have initiatives with local farms including Airlie.

  • "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.
Peaches at the farmers market.

AU Farmers' Market

Find the Farmers' Market on the Quad next to Bender Library every Wednesday from 11am-4pm during the academic year. 


Community garden bed labeled as broccoli

AU Community Garden

The student-run organization grows and supplies the university community with a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables.