Beverage Committee Seeks Proposals to Spend Pepsi Contract Funds St. Thomas Newsroom October 10, 2011 What projects do you think St. Thomas should fund with beverage contract money?University of St. Thomas students, faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals to the Beverage Committee. The committee approves funding for support of student-focused initiatives using the proceeds from an exclusive beverage contract with Pepsi. Over the years proceeds from the contract have been used to support a variety of projects that may not have regular sources of funding. The average cost of items funded or partially funded is approximately $1,500.Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. The committee meets twice a year, in November and again in late March or early April, to review proposals.The application is available on line through the Campus Life website. To receive consideration:Proposals must be for the purchase of durable goods that will enhance the student experience.The item purchased should have a life cycle of at least three years.Any recognized student organization or university department may request funding.Requests from departments must have the signature of the department head indicating their agreement to maintain any equipment after its purchase.Items purchased through the Beverage Committee funding are University of St. Thomas property. Purchases must comply with campus purchasing guidelines.To ensure consideration of proposals this semester, applicantions should be submited to Campus Life (Mail #4024) prior to noon Friday, Nov. 4.Questions? Contact Mary Ann Ryan, Student Affairs, (651) 962-6133, or Greg Scharine, Undergraduate Student Government, (651) 962-6145.