The School of Human Ecology places a high value on being a place where all our stakeholders (students, alums, staff, faculty, donors, community and more) feels welcome:
Vision Pillar #5 – Connecting diverse stakeholders, SoHE creates collaborative solutions for family & community well-being
Vision Pillar #10 -Inclusive and Welcoming Environment for All
Vision Pillar #9 – A lean, efficient, responsive administrative structure driven by mission
Offering food may also play an important or cultural role to create a sense of “welcome” for strategic relationships or stakeholders, it may support the outcomes of an event or meeting or simply to express gratitude.
As part of our shared effort to enhance well-being, the SoHE advises our faculty, staff and students to first consider how/why providing food may enhance or support your objective.
If food is determined necessary:
- Offer light and healthy choices (e.g. fruit, nuts) over sweets.
- Ensure that food choices and amount should match the goals of the event and time of the day. Have budget in hand.
- Consider the quantity to avoid leftovers and waste. The planning goal for any and all events should be zero leftovers.
- Keep to the budget and the time and efforts required for staff to host the event.
Planning guidelines and recommendations are listed below:
|Regular working lunch vs.
Special recognition/working lunch
|SoHE employees (faculty, staff, grad students, etc.)
SoHE employees and/or special guests from other parts of campus
|Hosted lunch on site w/Dean||Current or prospective donors, strategic partners||
|Gallery Event/opening receptions/student work receptions (e.g. Design Studies) / Student Fashion Show||General public, parents, friends||
|Advisory board meeting or special donor recognition held in the building or elsewhere||External stakeholders (industry leaders, donors)||
|Graduate student visits||Prospective students, faculty, current grad students||
|Student & Alumni engagement events (e.g. Career Ecology)||Current students, alums||
|Prospective job candidates – site visits||Internal fac/staff/students||
|Center activities||Internal and external guests||
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