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About Us

Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of thirteen departments within the Division of Student Affairs and the largest University department, with more than 1,000 employees. The department manages facilities, such as the Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, the Student Services Building, Marketplace at Linkins, and Watterson Dining Commons, as well as the retail dining venues across campus.

  • Mission

    Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality provides safe and inclusive gathering spaces, high quality dining options, and customized event services to enrich student and visitor experiences.

  • Core Values

    To support the mission of the University, Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality upholds exceptional performance standards, creating memorable experiences in diverse and inclusive spaces with honesty and integrity.

    • Exceptional Performance Standards

      • Employee Development
      • Change Management
      • Assessment
    • Memorable Experiences

      • Customer Service
      • Creativity and Innovation
      • Teamwork and Unity
    • Diverse and Inclusive Spaces

      • Welcoming Environment
      • Respect and Appreciation
      • Varied Food Selection
    • Honesty and Integrity

      • Sustainability
      • Accountability
      • Fiscal Responsibility

Contact us

Don't hesitate to reach out to us regarding anything with the Bone Student Center, dining at Illinois State University, or student employment within our department. Someone from our staff will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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