COLLEGE GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
The college community is subject to state and local alcohol usage laws. Specifically, the laws of New York State prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing alcohol. Furthermore, it is against the law to serve an underage or intoxicated person. These guidelines are designed to recognize current law and to help the campus community apply the law as we plan and conduct programs. Each member of the campus community must take responsibility for obeying the law.
Alcoholic beverages may be sold on campus only by licensed and insured vendors as provided in these guidelines.
Open alcoholic beverage containers are prohibited in all outdoor and indoor areas of the campus except as provided below. Bringing alcoholic beverages to any event is prohibited.
Residence hall students who are 21 or over may consume alcoholic beverages in their living areas. All other residence hall areas shall be alcohol free.
Campus departments and sponsored campus/community groups may serve alcoholic beverages under the condition that at least one faculty or staff person shall supervise the event to insure compliance with the state and local laws and the college's alcohol guidelines.
Whenever alcoholic beverages are served, non-alcoholic beverages and food must also be available.
Alcoholic beverages may be served only in conjunction with the program. They shall not be used as the main attraction of the event.
Specific questions and comments regarding campus regulations and alcohol-related events should be addressed to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at 716-878-4704.
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