Dining Services Policies

Alcohol at Events

Alcoholic beverages may be served at your event with the completion of an Alcohol Beverage Request Form and in compliance with Lory Student Center and Colorado State University policies (see Alcoholic Beverages Policy for additional information).


Catering may be arranged with the Lory Student Center (LSC) Catering Department located in Event Planning Services. After a room reservation has been made, customers should call 491-5332 with their catering requests. Our catering policies and menus are available online.

Any event serving food or beverages that occurs in a reservable LSC space requires the services of LSC Catering. Food may be ordered from one of the LSC food partners but LSC Catering must oversee the event including the pick-up, storage and service of the food. Catering charges will be assessed based on the size and scope of the event. Colorado State University departments, employees, students, and guests must comply with this policy

Outside Food

The Lory Student Center (LSC) does not permit outside food or beverages to be served in any reservable LSC space. Individual sack lunches and brown bag meetings are permitted. Small amounts of commercially prepared and packaged non-perishable items such as candy, cookies, chips and beverages may be served with approval from Event Planning Services (EPS) and Dining Services. Room clean-up charges may be assessed to a group as per EPS policies.

Private parties and office "pot lucks" will be permitted in the LSC if they are held in a non-reservable space, are under departmental supervision and are not advertised with fliers, banners, newspaper articles, radio and TV announcements or electronically. For additional information, please see our General Guidelines for Serving Safe Food at Potlucks.

Open houses for departments or organizations are considered public events and outside food and beverages, including items prepared at home, are not permitted.

Sales of non-perishable, commercially prepared and packaged food is permitted in the Flea Market with approval from Campus Activities. Please call 491-6626 for more information.

Recognized student groups and organizations, with approval from Dining Services, may give away non-perishable, commercially prepared and packaged items in specified areas of the LSC.  Commercial beverage vendors, under the sponsorship of a recognized student organization, are permitted to give away only those products that are permitted under contracts with CSU strategic partnerships. Because the University recognizes official student organizations, they are considered part of CSU for this purpose.  Non-beverage commercial vendors, under the sponsorship of a recognized student organization, are permitted to give away only those products that are sold at a LSC retail operation. Please call Dining Services at  970-491-5912 for more information.

Approved by the Lory Student Center Governing Board, March 21, 2003