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Policies and ProceduresWELCOME TO THE ONLINE (AND ONLY) VERSION OF THE IU SOUTHEAST POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL The purpose of this web site is to provide an accessible, easy to use repository of all campus-specific policies and procedures, with links to other campus and University resources.Decorative Image

D-13. Conference and Catering

The IU Southeast campus offers three locations for dining options; the Food Court which is located in the lower level of University Center North; University Grounds, located in University Center South across from the bookstore, and the Library Bistro, located in the Library. The manager of Dining Services manages all food service operations on campus. Visit the Dining Services website for additional information and hours of operation.

Conference & Catering

The Conference & Catering office is located in University Center North, room 125, and is available to assist with catering needs, room/facility reservations and can be contacted at (812) 941-2155 or (812) 941-2318.

Pre-event & Menu Planning

Please take a moment to read over these guidelines for booking catering services and contact the Conference & Catering office with questions. In order to provide the best possible service and accommodations, it is recommended that arrangements for events be made a minimum of two week in advance or earlier when possible. Menu selections must be submitted a minimum of seven business days prior to the event to ensure product availability. A copy of the catering menu is available on the Dining Services website.

Guaranteed Attendance

A guaranteed number of guests must be submitted to the Catering Office at least three (3) business days in advance of the event in order to allow sufficient time for food procurement and staff scheduling. If a guaranteed number is not received, the highest estimated attendance figures will be considered the guarantee. The customer is responsible for 100% of the guaranteed number, plus any additional meals served. Counts may not be lowered less than three business days before the event. Additional guests may be added within 24 hours of the event; however, depending on the menu items they may or may not receive the same meal.

Payments

Groups without a department account will be required to fully pay the estimated bill three (3) business days in advance of the event. Additional or remaining charges will be billed following the event. Prepayments may be made by check, money order, Master Card, or Visa. Non-university groups are subject to a service fee of 15% plus prevailing state sales tax.

Weekend Events and Non-operational Hours

Weekend and non-operational hours are subject to an additional service charge of 20% of the total invoice. These hours are defined as before 7 a.m. and after 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, weekends, and during academic breaks.

Vegetarian/Special Menu Needs

It is the responsibility of the event host to determine if special menus are needed for their guests. Conference and Catering is able to accommodate any special meals with advance notice. Last minute orders take time to prepare and guests may have to wait for their meal.

Leftover Food

For health and safety reasons, all leftover food product is the property of Conference and Catering Services and will be handled in accordance with the guideline set forth by the Indiana Department of Health. Except in cases where the customer has ordered a specific quantity of product for an event that is not supervised by Conference and Catering Services (e.g., cookies, donuts, etc.), leftover food cannot be removed from the site.

Outside Food/Beverages/Vendors

No outside food or beverages may be brought into the University Center meeting space unless previously approved.  Food and beverage items must be purchased through the Catering Services department.

Alcohol

Indiana University is an alcohol-free campus. Alcohol is prohibited on university property or in the course of a university activity.

Tobacco

Indiana University Southeast is a tobacco-free campus which fosters a healthy environment in which to learn, work, and live.

Parking

Parking at Indiana University Southeast is $1.00 per car, per day. Groups can make arrangements through Conference & Catering to pay for temporary parking permits.

Delivered Events

Any event held outside of the University North Center building is considered a delivered event and will have a delivery charge of 20% of the total bill added to the final invoice. There is a minimum order of $30 for delivered breaks and a minimum order of $100 for all staffed meals and receptions. Tablecloths are not included in this service. Charges for missing equipment will be charged to the sponsoring department or group. Events delivered outside University Center will be served on disposable plastic products. China, silver, and glassware for use outside UC is available for rental at $1.60 per person for meals and $1.25 per person for breaks.

Water Service

There is no additional charge for ice water ordered with a break service in the University Center. Orders for ice water only, without any other catering will be charged $1 per person; this service includes plastic cups, napkins, set up, and clean up.

Waste Disposal

Events not utilizing catering services may require that special arrangements be made for waste receptacles and disposal. This service is arranged with facilities management at extension 2330. In the event that Conference & Catering has to clean up, there will be an additional charge.

Cancellations

Cancellations within two (2) business days of the event may require payment in full if special food items have been ordered for the event. Cancellations three (3) business days in advance are charged a minimum of $50. Charges incurred during the coordination process that present a cost to the Catering department will be charged in full.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, all conference and catering events will either be cancelled or delayed based on the campus’s outlined guidelines. If classes and offices are on a delay, the conference and catering events will also be on a delay. If classes and offices are closed, all conference and catering events will also be cancelled for that day. If you have questions, please contact the conference and catering office.

Conference and Catering Rules and Regulations for All Groups
  • No space in the conference center is to be utilized without prior reservation regardless of information posted on the room wizard.
  • Users will treat the conference center with the utmost care and respect for the facilities. The center was funded with public, taxpayer, and student funds. All users will be good stewards of the property and assets of the university.
  • No candles or any activity that violates fire code are permitted.
  • No obstruction of hallways, doors, or windows is allowed.
  • Windows cannot be covered under any circumstances, either in the center or elsewhere on campus.
  • Approved tape must be used to hang items from walls.
  • No movement of furniture, equipment, or technology is permitted without the permission and/or assistance of Conference & Catering staff.
  • Respect will be given to all other groups conducting concurrent meetings.
  • Intended use of the conference center space must be documented. Failure to disclose the intended use will preclude use of the center.
  • Users must not cause damage to the facilities or equipment.
  • Rooms must be left in the same condition they were in at the start of the event.
  • All lights and technology must be turned off at the end of the event.