The online version of the College Employee Handbook is currently undergoing revisions. For the latest version of the college handbook, please see the College Employee Handbook PDF (updated November 2022).

Business Meals

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.