Campus Initiatives

As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a HU Dining café. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Howard chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!

From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.

Howard University Earns "A+" on Vegan Report Card

Published by Peta2, Howard University earned an "A+" for its vegan offerings on campus. For more information about the grade and its criteria, please click here.

Healthy Campus Week

In 2015, Howard University teamed up with Partnership for a Healthier America to provide healthier food options for students on campus. Over three years, Howard University has completed 23 Healthier Campus initiatives to become PHA Certified. For more information about PHA and its criteria, please click here.

As continuing partners, Howard University Dining regularly participates in Healthy Campus Week, the last week week in September which is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyle habits. From cooking demonstrations to #FruitandVegetableFriday, HU Dining has celebrated the benefits of eating healthier on campus. In 2019, HU Dining partnered with Auxiliary Enterprises, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Human Resources, and Student Health to host Howard's second-ever Farmers Market with fresh and local fruits, vegetables, and cider from Keany Produce. 

Paper Straws & Recyclable To-Go Containers

In January 2019, HU Dining made the commitment to exclusively offer paper straws, diverting plastic straws from landfills. Additionally, HU Dining retail locations offer recyclable containers for to-go orders.