Business meals are meals that have a bona fide College business purpose with business guests.A reasonable number of College employees are permitted to accompany each business guest to a business meal. Costs must be appropriate, given the College’s nonprofit status, and must also fall within any guidelines issued by the Vice President for Business and Finance.
When a guest of an employee attends a business meal, it is at the employee’s expense unless business guests are similarly accompanied. Meals and alcohol are not allowable expenses for off-campus meals where College employees are the only attendees. This policy does not apply to professional development activities such as faculty and staff retreats, as those have a bona fide College business purpose.