Sac State University Policy Manual

Alcohol Advisory Council

Policy Administrator:   Vice President for Student Affairs
Authority: PM 01-04
Effective Date: September 26, 2001
Index Cross-References:
Policy File Number: UMA00525.htm


Guiding Principles:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for all students
  • Encourage student health and wellness in an environment supportive of learning
  • Promote healthy choices for students
  • Enforce laws and policies consistently concerning the use of alcohol
  • Support safe, legal, responsible, moderate consumption of alcohol for those who choose to drink; do not punish responsible, legal behavior
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for each other; Good Samaritan behavior should be supported and recognized, and students should be supplied with the tools to help others practice safe and responsible behavior
  • Provide assistance, if appropriate, to those students who need support, treatment, and services
  • Involve students in all steps of the process and program development
  • Focus alcohol abuse prevention efforts on campus and community environments since the university is part of the surrounding community that influences students' behavior
  • Use social norms principles and peer education as core components of an education and prevention program

Council Charge:

Utilizing the guiding principles and recommendations contained in the Alcohol Policies and Prevention Programs Committee Report issued by the Chancellor's Office as the foundation for its work, the Alcohol Advisory Council shall recommend policy and examine the following six areas as they pertain to alcohol and other drugs:

  • Policies
  • Enforcement and Legal Issues
  • Education and Prevention Programs
  • Training, Intervention and Treatment
  • Assessment
  • Resources

While alcohol shall be its primary focus, the Alcohol Advisory Council shall also examine issues related to other drug abuse in these same six areas.

Council Structure:

The President shall make appointments to the Alcohol Advisory Council. Membership shall be for a period of one year. The President shall have the option of reappointing members to additional terms. The Alcohol Advisory Council structure will include six subcommittees. Each Council member will serve on at least one subcommittee.

    1. Council Membership:
    1. Members
    • Representative from the Health Center
    • Two faculty members recommended by the Faculty Senate
    • One representative from Public Safety
    • One representative from Student Activities
    • ASI president or designee
    • One student at large recommended by ASI
    • One student athlete
    • One student member of the Greek system
    • One representative from University Staff Assembly
    • One representative from the Athletic Department
    • One representative from Residential Life
    • One representative from Counseling/Psychological Services
    • One representative from the CSUS Foundation
    • One representative from Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services
    • Sacramento Community Representative
    1. Chair
    • Will convene and preside at Council meetings and report to the Vice President for Student Affairs all activities of the Council and its subcommittees.
    • Will prepare bi-annual report to be submitted to the Chancellor's Office.
    1. Subcommittees
    1. Subcommittees
    • Policies
    • Enforcement and Legal Issues
    • Education and Prevention Programs
    • Training, Intervention and Treatment
    • Assessment
    • Resources
    1. The charge for each subcommittee will be defined by the Council and shall include appropriate recommendations as identified by the Chancellor's Alcohol Policies and Prevention Programs Committee. Each subcommittee shall include at least one member from the steering committee.

Council Meeting Schedule:

The Advisory Council will meet as needed, with a minimum of one meeting each month during the academic year.