Food Event On Campus

Rules for food events on campus are subject to change. Please review all information below carefully.


For food events (excluding informal gatherings), an EH&S Food Permit form must be submitted to EH&S at least 2 weeks prior to the event date.  This will allow sufficient time for the Erie County Department of Health to review and process a food permit for the event.


In-Person Event Review and Approval Process

  • Priority for approval will be given to events that: 
    • Directly support higher learning. 
    • Directly benefit the institution. 
    • Directly relate to civic engagement. 

This process will be used campus-wide for all programs and activities hosted by campus departments, academic programs, and student groups. For student groups, the initial review will be conducted by the Office of Student Unions prior to sending to Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) to review. All requests should be submitted at least 14 days in advance. Commercially packaged snack items (e.g., granola bars, candy, chips, popcorn, crackers, dried fruit, trail mix, nuts), whole (uncut) fruit and traditional baked goods (e.g. donuts, cookies, etc.) do not need to go through the food permit process for approval.