The following are guidelines that are applicable to outside vendors selling items
on University property:
- Outside vendors may request table space for sales through the Sykes Union Office in
105 Sykes Union. A formal application is required which is then reviewed by Sykes
Union administration for compliance with the "Vendor Policy,". To rent a table vendors
are charged a fee which is forwarded to the Sykes Union Auxiliary account.
- Student and other University organizations can still sell items directly for their
group's fundraising efforts (e.g., bake sale, Valentine Day flowers, candy sale) through
appropriate approval procedures, but cannot sponsor an outside vendor on campus and
receive a percentage of the company's profits. The reason for this restrictive policy
is that outside vendors, for legal reasons, need to be approved and screened for proper
Tax ID numbers, legitimacy of the goods they are selling, and general use of University
property. We have also been advised that taking percentages of sales is not appropriate
because the money a vendor makes cannot be verified. These reasons make it necessary
that this type of activity be strictly monitored and supervised. Any group wishing
to do fund raising anywhere on campus must have a financial account established with
Student Services, Inc., located in 259 Sykes Student Union.
For further information regarding these guidelines, please visit Sykes Student Union.
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