University Offers a Wealth of Religious Accommodations

November 1, 2007

Author: Paolo Esquivel

Source: Daily Princetonian

Last fall, Manav Lalwani '09, a devout Hindu, was shocked to find pamphlets criticizing Hinduism and other faiths in a University dining hall. While it was quickly established that the offensive material came from a source unaffiliated with the University, Lalwani said he was nonetheless concerned that people from outside the University had an inaccurate picture of his religion.

In spite of incidents like this involving outside groups, Lalwani and other students of minority religious faiths think the situation is far better within the University, which is "in the top tier" of schools in terms of religious diversity, according to Dean of Religious Life Alison Boden.