|Date:||March 1, 2010|
|Revised on:||August 1, 2013|
|Issued by:||Vice Chancellor for University Advancement|
|Authorized by:||Vice Chancellor for University Advancement|
This policy governs the use of alcohol for University-sponsored events on- and off-campus and for off-campus groups utilizing University facilities. This policy does not address issues related to student-sponsored University events (see USC Aiken Student Handbook instead). Alcohol is defined as beer, wine, and distilled spirits. This policy is subject to change with new local, state, or federal laws or changes in the University operating procedures pertaining to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
1. Legal consumption of alcohol is permitted only at events and locations approved by the Chancellor or a designee and include the Convention Center, the Etherredge Center lobby, and the Conference Center in the Business and Education building. The Chancellor may, under certain circumstances, permit the serving of alcohol in other areas of campus. When the Convocation Center is rented by an outside entity, no approval from the Chancellor is required.
2. Any containers of alcohol that are being transported must be sealed and covered while on University premises.
3. Alcoholic beverages to be used for University events must be purchased with R funds.
4. All state regulations apply to the serving, selling, and purchasing of alcoholic beverages on the USC Aiken campus.
5. Individuals will be held responsible for their behavior while under the influence of alcohol. Failure to comply with SC state law and University policy may subject the person or group to State and/or University penalties.
6. No open containers outside of designated areas.
b. Prohibitions: According to South Carolina Law and USC Aiken policy, the following actions are not permitted:
i. The purchase, possession, or consumption of any alcoholic beverage if you are under the age of 21.
ii. Providing any alcohol to a person under 21 by transfer, gift, or sale
iii. Misrepresenting your age for the purpose of procuring alcohol
iv. Driving while under the influence of alcohol
v. The possession of an open container inside a moving vehicle.
vi. Public intoxication
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IV. Reason for Revision