Students, administrators work together to offer kosher and halal dining options on campus

UC San Diego's student proposal would allow students with dietary restrictions to purchase foods through the university's meal plan.

LA JOLLA, Calif.—The May 14 meeting of the Associated Students at UCSD —the governing student body —unanimously passed a resolution in support of a joint project brought forward by the Union of Jewish Students and the Muslim Student Association to establish kosher and halal dining facilities on campus.

Over the past several months, Jewish and Muslim student leaders at UC San Diego have collaborated with administrators on a joint proposal that would incorporate new kosher and halal preparation and serving areas in an existing campus dining facility. The new kosher and halal dining stations would allow students with these dietary restrictions who live on campus to purchase foods through the university’s meal plan.