St. Thomas students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to help decide what the university should do with money provided under a contract with Pepsi.

St. Thomas signed a three-year contract in July 1997 giving Pepsi the exclusive “pouring rights” on the university’s St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Pepsi paid St. Thomas $100,000 in fiscal year 1998, $50,000 in fiscal year 1999 and $50,000 in fiscal year 2000 to operate the company’s pop machines and sell its beverages here.

If you’d like to submit a proposal on how to use this year’s money, pick up a request form outside the All College Council office, the Dean of Student Life office or Auxiliary Services, all located in Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Proposals are due Friday, March 17.

To receive consideration:

  • Applications must be for purchase of durable goods (computer, exercise equipment, etc.) that will affect a significant portion of the university community.
  • The purchase should have a life cycle of at least three years.
  • Requests from a department must have the signature of the department head, who will agree to maintain the equipment after its purchase.

Applications will be reviewed in the order received.

Questions? Call Bruce Van den Berghe, chair of the task force, (651) 962-6060, e-mail:; or Jon Merchant, All College Council president, (651) 962-6145, e-mail:



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