Beverage Committee Fund

The Beverage Committee accepts proposals from the University of St. Thomas community for the purchase of durable goods that will enhance and benefit the physical and social environment at the University of St. Thomas for students.

Applications will be accepted throughout the academic year from faculty, staff and students. Complete the application and forward it to the committee for review. If the committee is not clear about certain aspects of the proposal, the requestor will be asked to provide more information.

Please Note: Application submissions that require ongoing funding or maintenance must be endorsed by the budget manager or department head that agrees to fund or maintain the purchased item in order for this submission to be considered by the Beverage Committee.

Criteria Used to Consider Funding Requests

The committee invites proposals for durable goods with a life cycle of at least three years that will affect a significant portion of the university community. Projects or proposals must enhance the student experience.

If the request is partially funded, and the balance of the funds must be obtained from another source, then the additional funds must be raised within a stated period of time (typically one month) or the funds will be returned to the committee and reassigned to another project.

The Beverage Committee does not fund clothing (e.g., uniforms, robes, jerseys, t-shirts), repairs and maintenance, equipment typically leased through IRT or any items that cannot remain with the University (e.g. novelties.) All purchases made through the Beverage Committee are University property.

How to Apply for Funding

Please click here to download the request form, complete it and then submit an electronic copy to campuslife@stthomas.edu. We require a copy, signed by both the requestor and the department head or club advisor.

If you have questions about the application process you may contact Mary Ann Ryan, Chair of the Beverage Committee at maryan@stthomas.edu or 962-6133 or Ryan Smith, USG President and Co-Chair at smit6515@stthomas.edu.