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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SYSTEM POLICY
FISCAL

POLICY NO: FI0325 SUBJECT:  CONCESSIONS AND SOLICITATIONS ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS  
EFFECTIVE: 07/01/1998 REVISION NO: 1

TOPICS:
General Policy Procedures
Vending Operations Contacts
Solicitations On Campus

OBJECTIVE:

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To provide policies and procedures on concessions and solicitations on the university campus.


POLICY:

General Policy[top]

  1. The university does not permit the operation of any concession such as vending machines or any other sales operation, the profits of which go to private individuals or groups, students, or faculty.

Vending Operations[top]

  1. Vending operations on the university's campuses produce a significant amount of revenue for the university. Efficiency in the administration and supervision of vending operations requires that all departments comply with the following policies and procedures.

    1. Vending machine equipment may be installed on university premises only under the terms of formal purchase orders between the vending company and the university. These purchase orders are awarded after bids have been taken by the campus or unit purchasing department.

    2. Deans, directors, or administrative heads desiring installation of vending equipment in their areas of operation should make a written request to the appropriate purchasing department for the required equipment.

    3. Personnel from Purchasing and the Physical Plant will inspect the premises and review the service requirements of such installations with the department. If they concur that the installation is warranted, Purchasing will obtain the equipment under existing or new contracts.

    4. Because of utility requirements, vending equipment should be kept to a minimum and should not be requested unless justified on the basis of service to students or employees.

    5. Revenue from vending installations other than those in regular revenue-producing activities such as auxiliary enterprises are credited to the general fund of the university.

    6. Vending machine companies will be ordered to remove any equipment that has not been installed in compliance with these procedures.

Solicitations on Campus[top]

  1. The university wishes to guard against deceptive promotional incentives and solicitation practices on its campuses and does not wish for its students to be unfairly lured into buying any products or services through on-campus solicitations. Accordingly, the university does not allow on-campus solicitation of any kind in non-public areas, and solicitation in public areas is subject to advance approval by the university as to time, place, and manner. Thus, within the limits of free speech protections, all solicitation of commercial and non-commercial products and services on campus is controlled to protect the best interests of students. This policy also applies to the marketing of credit cards. The university has an affinity credit card program that is of interest to its students. Marketing of the University of Tennessee affinity credit card must be approved in advance by the vice president for development.

PROCEDURES
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Knoxville:  http://web.utk.edu/~dfinance/fiscal-policy.shtml
Health Science Center:  http://www.uthsc.edu/policies/w932_document_list.php?app=FSC
Space Institute:   
Chattanooga:   
Martin:  http://www.utm.edu/departments/finadmin/procedures.php
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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  Catherine Mizell  (865) 974-3245  cmizell@utk.edu
  Butch Peccolo  (865) 974-2302  cpeccolo@utk.edu