Beverage contract: Have money, will spend

What projects do you think St. Thomas should fund with beverage-contract money?

St. Thomas students, faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals to the Beverage Task Force Committee. The committee approves funding for support of student-focused initiatives using the proceeds from an exclusive beverage contract with Pepsi.

Over the past several years contract funds have been used to fund a variety of needs and projects that may not have had regular sources of funding. The average cost of items funded is approximately $1,500.

Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. The committee typically meets twice a year, in early to mid November and again in March or early April, to review proposals.

The application is available on line through the Campus Life web site. To receive consideration:

  • Proposals must be for the purchase of durable goods that will enhance the student experience.
  • The item purchased should have a life cycle of at least three years.
  • Any recognized student organization or university department may request funding.
  • Requests from departments must have the signature of the department head indicating their agreement to maintain any equipment after its purchase.

To ensure consideration of your proposal this semester, submit your application to Campus Life (Mail #4024) before March 16.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann Ryan, Department of Campus and Residence Life, (651) 962-6133, or Kevin Hampton, Undergraduate Student Government president, (651) 962-6145.