How to Be Vegan in College: Part 1

January 6, 2015 5:26 PM

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College is the perfect time and place to study hard, meet lifelong friends, and become exposed to a wide range of ideas and lifestyles, so it's not a surprise that many students decide to go vegan or vegetarian during this time. The underlying motivations for choosing a plant-based diet may vary from person to person, but the majority of vegans will face certain common problems at one point or another. I have been vegan for around nine years and a vegetarian since birth (so I've gone through pretty much every dilemma a vegan could face) and I've found that being a vegan at college is just like being vegan anywhere else; it doesn't have to be difficult -- here's how!

The biggest concern about being vegan at college is of course "what the heck do I eat?" While other students are worrying about gaining the "freshman 15" due to the high availability of unhealthy food, buffet-style layouts, and lack of proper nutritional knowledge, some vegans may be wondering if th...

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