With education as the primary focus of our business activity, Thompson is committed to fostering and promoting sustainable business principles to the Bowie State University community. Our associates will lead by example through activities that minimize our impact on the environment by practicing the 3Rs, with a primary focus on reduction. Our programs will include the necessary information to encourage informed choices on both the foods we consume, and the ways we interact with the natural environment. Charitable donations, funding scholarships and bursaries, and active volunteerism by our associates are just some of the ways that Thompson Hospitality re-invests in our communities.

Look for these signs in our locations...

Project Clean Plate focuses on helping customers reduce food waste. Customers can still eat as much as they wish in the Lucy Whately Dining Hall, but this program encourages customers to take only what they plan to eat.

Thompson Hospitality sustainability initiatives focus on four key areas:


- Environment
- Purchasing Initiatives
- Thompson CARES in the Community
- Nutrition & Wellness




Minimize our impact on the environment with a primary focus on REDUCTION. Our approach is to bring awareness and education, and implement best practices where viable, for Waste Management, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency and Pollution Control.

Purchasing Initiatives
Encourage responsible and sustainable practices in our supply chains. Our purchasing initiatives provide food choices which celebrate flavor, affirm cultural traditions, and support local communities, This includes local purchasing, Fair trade coffee and sustainable seafood programs.

Thompson CARES in the Community
Support and encourage charitable initiatives and community reinvestment with our associates and partners corporately and locally where we do business.

Nutrition & Wellness
Provide programs and education that foster and promote healthful, productive workplaces and communities for the benefit of our associates and guests. Programs include Balanced U, our healthy lifestyles nutrition program, and healthy workplace, rewards and development programs.