The sale, service, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall comply with state and federal laws, city and county ordinances, and the licensing agreement with on-campus distributors which allows for the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. In addition the University has formulated the following policies governing the sale, service, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus.
The sale and service of alcoholic beverages to persons younger than 21 years of age is prohibited. Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by persons younger than 21 years of age.
Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in open or unsealed containers is prohibited except in designated areas or as approved with special events.
Individuals are responsible for their actions regardless of their mental or physical state as it may be affected by mind-altering chemicals such as alcohol and other drugs.
Student organizations may develop more stringent regulations regarding alcohol use.
The sale of alcoholic beverages to individuals of legal age will be permitted in licensed areas by licensed on-campus distributors.
The sale or service of alcoholic beverages to individuals of legal age will be permitted at other select campus locations for catered functions by properly authorized distributors.
The serving, possession or consumption of alcohol by individuals of legal age may be permitted in private residential rooms in the residence halls and other on-campus or affiliated housing unless otherwise prohibited by the governing organization. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public or common areas within on-campus residential units shall follow guidelines provided by their governing organization, and local, state and federal law.
Prior approval for students or student organizations to host an event where alcoholic beverages are present in non-licensed campus locations must be obtained from the Director of Student Leadership Programs.
The following information must be supplied by the student organization and approved by the appropriate university officials, no less than 15 calendar days prior to the event(s). These arrangements include but are not limited to: sponsoring organization and nature of event; date, beginning and ending times, and location of event; number in attendance and method of registering guests; method of designation for those of age/underage; contained area where alcohol consumption is permitted; type of alcohol along with food and alternative non-alcoholic beverages to be provided; method of security including number of campus police officers; person to be contacted at event in case of questions or problems.
When an event is properly scheduled to take place in a location for which a campus concession holds a license, alcoholic beverages are to be sold through the concession and their license. Groups or organizations who seek to sell beer or wine along with a non-alcoholic choice at other locations on campus must obtain approval to secure a beer or wine license from the Director of Business Services prior to making application for the license. With approval the license is then to be obtained by the organization from the Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Division of the Department of Business Regulations of the State of Florida. Off-campus groups or organizations who seek to serve alcoholic beverages in a location and situation which does not require a license must obtain prior approval to serve alcohol on campus from the Director of Business Services.
For the complete and definitive version of the Drug-Free Workplace/ Drug-Free Schools Policy Statement, please go to http://www.goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu.