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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Auxiliary Operations

Chapter No. 14.9

Issue: Catering Policy

Effective Date: 12-2-03



University Dining Services will provide food services for all University-sponsored events and events sponsored by external groups using University facilities.  University Dining Services may grant approvals for appropriate off-campus vendors to provide food service when it does not have the capacity to meet the request or there are special circumstances that warrant an exception.



University Dining Services is a comprehensive self-operated, self-sustaining program including contract and cash sales, concessions and catering that incorporates several national branded and franchised food vendors.  In almost all cases Dining Services is able to meet the needs of the University community.  When that is not possible or there are circumstances that warrant an exception, procedures are in place to utilize qualified local vendors with approval from Dining Services. 



The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of the policy.  The Director of Dining Services is responsible for the daily administration of this policy. 



This policy applies to all University employees and students who utilize Eastern Michigan University facilities and/or University funds for events/programs where food service is provided and by all external groups using University facilities.  Employees and students using EMU satellite facilities are exempt from this policy. 


Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents: December 2, 2003, para. .6194M.