OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
October 11, 1968
The University of California is a public institution designed to serve all the people of California. Therefore, as an institution, the University does not take positions on public issues other than those directly related to its own welfare.
Accordingly, the University has not taken any position, nor does it intend to, on the marketing of California grapes. While the preparation of menus and the ordering of food is the responsibility of each campus, the purchasing departments of the University and its catering contractors should, nevertheless be instructed not to discontinue the furnishing of any food products as a policy decision. The furnishing of specific food products may be discontinued only if, in the judgement of those responsible on each campus, there is not sufficient demand to make continued service economical.
The purchasing departments of the University have always been instructed not to discriminate in the purchase of any products.
Charles J. Hitch