A gift or bequest for purposes of this Conflict of Interest Policy does not include:
a. Items received from one specific individual or organization with an aggregate value less than $100 during the University’s fiscal year.
b. Food, flowers, or other consumables or perishables which the recipient makes available to guests, visitors or the entire office.
c. Items won at a conference, meeting, etc., where all attendees were given equal opportunity to win.
d. Items made available to all faculty/staff or to the general public.
e. Food or beverages consumed at a business function or entertainment which is included as part of a business function.
f. Attendance at professional meetings and/or customer events, at which a faculty/staff member’s expenses are underwritten in whole or in part by a business or commercial enterprise, so long as attendance is not prior to a potential CMU purchase and the meeting/event is not being offered solely for CMU.
g. Attendance/participation at a sponsored fundraiser (e.g. Lem Tucker, Development scholarship outings) which is underwritten in whole or in part by businesses or commercial enterprises.
h. Staying or dining with a personal friend at his/her residence.