Alcohol Policy

Effective March 1, 2020

The following policy is designed to secure the safety and well-being of students, staff, faculty and guests by setting reasonable limits to amounts offered and assigning responsibility in its distribution.

Alcohol Policy on Campus

The offering and consumption of hard alcohol and mixed alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at on-campus events. The offering and consumption of beer and wine, while permitted for on-campus social events such as departmental mixers, public gatherings and celebrations, should be regulated and distributed directly by the event organizer and exclusively purchased and supplied by the university’s Event Management team. The consumption of alcoholic drinks in or during a class is strictly prohibited.

Student Conduct

The university considers intoxication on campus disruptive to a safe, secure, and productive educational environment. Therefore, attending class in an intoxicated state is strictly prohibited and will leave the student subject to sanction including dismissal.

Internal procedure for serving beer and wine at on-campus events

When organizing an event where beer or wine will be served on campus, event organizers take full responsibility for the distribution and consumption of beer and wine and are obliged take the following steps to secure the safety and well-being of students, staff, faculty and guests.

Basic rules:

  • Beer and wine served at on-campus is to be purchased and supplied to organizers by the Event Management team. No self-purchased drinks are permitted.
  • Distribution of such beverages at events is limited to two servings per individual.
  • The Event Management team is authorized to purchase and supply only in response to a written request by an organizer that includes the number of legally aged individuals expected to attend the event.
  • The amount of beer and wine supplied by the Event Management team is to be proportional to the number of legally aged individuals, specifically no more than two servings per legally aged attendee.
  • Beer and wine may never be offered on a self-service basis.
  • Events with up to 20 attendees require at least one volunteer of legal age or hired professional server. Events with more than 20 attendees require at least two.
  • Student led events serving alcohol require a university employee to serve as the point of contact with the Events Management team. That staff member takes full responsibility for the distribution and consumption of beer and wine.

Procedure for ordering beer and wine:

  • Event organizers communicate in writing vital details to the Event Management team no later than one week before the scheduled event:
    • The expected or confirmed quantity of legally aged individuals expected to attend.
    • The name(s) and vital details of the volunteer(s) or hired professional server(s).
  • The Events Management team purchases the beer and wine and, on the day of the event, supplies it to the event organizer.
  • Following the event, organizers inform the Event Management team of the remaining inventory and the Event Management team coordinates the collection of any unopened supplies.