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Food and Beverage Policies
Food Exclusivity Policy
Sodexo Catering Service provides quality service for UCM dining events. No outside food or beverages in mass amounts are to be brought on campus. New campus dining options are available to campus constituents, such as the elimination of food waivers and the introduction of a new “Shoe-String Catering Menu.” This menu allows food to be ordered through the residence halls or in the Elliott Union catering office.
These items can be picked up, resulting in significant savings. Waivers are no longer part of the process, but if you would like to request an exception to the policy please contact Patrick Bradley, Senior Director of University Housing and Residential Dining Services. You can contact the University Housing and Residential Dining Service by calling 660-543-4515.
You may place your order by contacting the Sodexo Catering Office at 660-543-4440, stopping by Elliott Union 108, visiting the dining manager in Ellis Hall who can be reached at 660-543-4018, or Westside Market located in Todd Hall that can be reached at 660-543-4097. A minimum of three days notice is required for your event. Bake sales are only allowed in buildings that do not have a food service venue.
The following conditions apply to all routine events involving the serving of alcoholic beverages on the UCM campus. Non-routine events, or events other than a reception, dinner or similar event, require advanced approval by the University Alcohol Procedures Review Committee and require four weeks notice. It is the responsibility of the client to obtain approval for all non-routine events. Alcohol service is dependent on adherence to all applicable local, state and federal laws governing the possession and consumption of alcohol.
Please take note of the following:
- All requests for events involving alcohol must be coordinated through MACS.
- Clients must purchase alcoholic beverages from Sodexo and provide alternative beverages.
- Alcoholic beverage service will only be provided to persons 21 years of age and older. Identification will be necessary to purchase alcoholic beverages.
- Timing of events where alcohol is present must be sensitive to the academic mission and needs of the university community. Generally, events with alcohol service are restricted to weekends or evenings.
- Alcohol may not be served at student-sponsored events or at events whose primary target audience consists of students.
- Events that serve alcohol must also serve food from Sodexo Catering, such as a meal or heavy hors d’oeuvres. Sodexo will ensure that state-trained staff will conduct alcohol sales.
- A deposit may be required for any event serving alcohol.
- No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the premises by guests or clients.
- Advertisements for events should not promote alcoholic beverages nor promote the consumption of alcohol by minors.
- Intoxicated persons will not be served alcoholic beverages.
- Clear plastic beverage containers and no pitchers must be used for alcoholic beverages.
- Security may be required for events involving alcohol.
- All events held in the university facilities serving alcohol will be evaluated yearly, and a written report will be prepared and submitted to University Health Center for submission to the Alcohol Procedures Review Committee.
- The clients who fail to comply with these policies/procedures will be terminated of university privileges for six months.
- The policies and procedures will be enforced by the senior director of university housing, the director of the Elliott Union and the senior director of Sodexo Catering.
Food and Beverage Policy in Auditoriums
No food or drink is allowed in the Twomey Auditorium in Wood, Nahm Auditorium in W.C. Morris or Hendricks Hall in the Administration Building.