Our Initiatives

Intro / Overview

Your Sodexo Campus Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability.  We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Vincennes University. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Vincennes University.


We recycle all steel cans from food items at our local recycling facility, which averages about 700 to 900 pounds of cans per month!

Xprss Nap

Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste. The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.  


APEX combines technology and products designed to save water and energy, minimize the impact of products on the environment, and has a built-in method of measuring results. The APEX management approach uses a tablet PC and wireless technology to communicate with the system’s controller to download, process and analyze data to establish each foodservice operation’s “rack-to-guest ratio.” By monitoring and improving this ratio, the system helps reduce the amount of water and energy used at each facility, and improve total operational efficiency.

Local Suppliers

We purchase local produce and local dairy. Local produce is bought through our Piazza Produce supplier. We have a current list of local products and the farms they come from posted on the information board located in the Tecumseh Dining Center. As well, our milk is purchased through our local Praire Farms Dairy.