Alcoholic Beverages Policy

To accommodate the requests of organizations wishing to serve alcoholic beverages at functions taking place in the Lory Student Center (LSC), the LSC Governing Board has developed the following guidelines and regulations. This policy reflects the University's concern for a responsible approach to the serving and consumption of alcohol.

General Provision Which Pertains to Alcoholic Beverages

The LSC, with the cooperation of the organization scheduling the event, will enforce all City and State regulations regarding alcohol consumption, including appropriate identification checks. Persons must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages and a valid identification is required. If minors are present, adequate steps must be taken to ensure that they are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages. Violation of campus policies may result in cancellation of the event or future events, and/or other appropriate University disciplinary action.

The responsible person acknowledges responsibility for any damages or abnormal cleaning costs caused by the organization's use of the facility. In the case of a student organization, the advisor must sign the Alcoholic Beverage Request Form.

Programmers of social events must emphasize the quality of the event and not the service of alcohol.

Serving of alcohol at any event will include a beginning and ending time designated on the Alcoholic Beverage Request Form. Service of alcohol must be discontinued for a reasonable period of time prior to the anticipated end of the event.

The LSC must provide bartender service to serve alcoholic beverages. No "bring your own alcohol" or self-service is permitted.

Alcoholic beverages must be served/consumed only in the area designated for your event. It is not permissible for individuals to take alcoholic beverages from that area, including hallways of the LSC.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not to be the focus of the event and contests involving the consumption of alcohol are prohibited. Non-alcoholic beverages and food must be available during the entire time alcohol is served.

The LSC may deny approval for the use of alcohol upon the grounds the approval would not be in compliance with established University guidelines, its location within the LSC, or the failure of the applicant, in a past event, to satisfactorily comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Organizations requesting alcoholic beverage service for an event must complete an Alcoholic Beverage Request Form fifteen (15) working days prior to the event/

Approved by the Lory Student Center Governing Board, September 23, 2003