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Policy Title: Sale of Alcohol at Intercollegiate Athletic Events

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Student Affairs

Authority: Executive Order 1109

Effective Date: September 6, 2017

Updated:

Index Cross-References: Alcohol

Policy File Number: STU-0126

 
                                          Sale of Alcohol at Intercollegiate Athletic Events


Policy Statement:

This policy expressly permits the sale and service of alcoholic beverages at Sacramento State intercollegiate athletic events in university-owned or operated facilities or grounds to individuals who are verified to be 21 years of age or older consistent with the procedure referenced in this policy.  The procedures referenced in this policy set forth the approval process for such sales and establishes the required procedures under which such sales are to be conducted. [1]  For purposes of this policy intercollegiate athletics events are defined as NCAA varsity level sport competitions.

Who the Policy applies to:

This policy addresses the sale and service of alcoholic beverages at University sponsored intercollegiate athletic events by the campus to individuals who are verified to be 21 years of age or older consistent with the procedure referenced in this policy.  The policy applies to the campus and its auxiliaries.

Why the Policy is necessary:

Sacramento State is constantly striving to reduce alcohol abuse and has a well-established alcohol education program designed to promote the legal and responsible use of alcohol. At the same time, the University recognizes that many of its students, as well as faculty, staff, and guests, are of legal drinking age and use alcohol responsibly. For this reason, Sacramento State, has decided to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages by the University at intercollegiate athletic events in university-owned or operated facilities or grounds to individuals who are verified to be 21 years of age or older consistent with the procedure referenced in this policy so long as it is done legally and within the procedures referenced in this policy that promote responsible use.

Responsibilities:

The responsibility for carrying out this policy is shared by the following: the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Athletics, University Police Department, and the holder of the University’s Liquor License (University Enterprises, Inc-Epicure Catering) as set forth in the procedure.

Procedure:
The procedures to carry out this policy can be found at: http://csus.edu/student/pdf/alcoholatathleticeventspolicy.pdf

Other guidelines related to this policy can be found at:
http://hornetsports.com/sports/fball/GamedayHQ
http://hornetsports.com/sports/fball/tailgate
http://csus.edu/umanual/student/stu-0103.html

   Approved by: Robert S. Nelsen, President                                                                                               September 6, 2017
 
 

 
1] Executive Order (EO) 966 (2005) which prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages at intercollegiate athletics events in university-owned or operated facilities was superseded by EO 1109 dated June 30, 2017. EO 1109 permits each campus to decide if it will permit the sale and service of alcoholic beverages at intercollegiate athletics events regardless of whether those events are held at university owned or operated facilities.  If a campus chooses to permit the sale and service of alcoholic beverages at intercollegiate athletics events, the campus must have in place and adhere to a policy that governs such practices.