College employees who participate in selecting vendors, products and contractors and/or participate in forming Business Agreements should avoid accepting substantial individual gifts and individual discounts from outside individuals and entities that are existing or potential vendors and contractors for those Business Agreements when it is clear that the donor’s intent is to influence an employee’s official College duties. Occasional meals, beverages and other non-extravagant gifts are acceptable as long as they are not conditioned upon the employee taking official action on behalf of the College. An employee who believes he/she may have accepted a gift giving rise to an actual or perceived Conflict of Interest, should notify his/her supervisor pursuant to this Policy.

Employees are encouraged to consider donation of any gifts and/or proceeds for the benefit of the College or Foundation. A gift received as a result of a purchase made by the College will typically be deemed as a gift to the College and not any individual employee, unless the College determines otherwise.

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Review Date: 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015