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3.3.6.p. Procedure: Southeastern Technical College Use of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus

INTRODUCTION
The service and consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly regulated by law. All persons coming onto the campus of any facility owned or operated by the Technical College System of Georgia or any of its technical colleges must comply with these laws. Noncompliance may subject the Department, the technical college or their employees to legal liability. In order to ensure against violations of the law, the possession, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus will be strictly regulated and subject to the Department’s policy and procedure described below.

TYPE OF EVENT
The service of alcoholic beverages is limited to those events that serve a business, economic development, civic, social or educational purpose. Alcoholic beverages may not be served at any student-sponsored event.

EVENT SPONSOR REQUIRED
Every event at which alcoholic beverages will be served must have a designated sponsor. The sponsor may be either an individual who is at least twenty-one years of age or an organization or association. The sponsor may not be the Department, the Technical College or their employee(s).

EVENT SUPERVISOR REQUIRED
The sponsor must designate an individual who is at least twenty-one years of age to assume responsibility on behalf of the sponsor for direct supervision of the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages throughout the event. The “event supervisor” is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Procedure for Use of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus and all pertinent state and local laws governing possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The supervisor is also responsible for executing and submitting to the Technical College President a Request to Serve Alcoholic Beverages on behalf of the sponsor, at least five (5) working days prior to the event. Approval will be granted only if the President is satisfied that the requirements of this policy and the law have been met. The Sponsor is ultimately responsible for any failure of its designated supervisor to ensure compliance with the Policy and Procedure for the Use of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus or with the state and local laws and must agree to indemnify the Technical College for any losses resulting from noncompliance.

ADVERTISEMENT
There shall be no advertisement in the media or otherwise that alcoholic beverages may be served at a Technical College. PLACES WHERE ALCOHOL MAY BE SERVED - REQUEST FOR WAIVER Serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus are permitted only in the following places:

Vidalia Campus:
Atrium
Economic Development Conference Center
Gillis Building Atrium
Tattnall Auditorium (236 person capacity)
Toombs Auditorium (776 person capacity)

Swainsboro Campus:
Maurice D. Boatwright Auditorium
Building 2 Atrium
Building 6 - The Larry J. "Butch" Parrish Technology Center
Building 8 - Health Sciences Building

Anyone seeking permission to serve alcohol in a place on campus other than those listed above must request a waiver from the President. The request must be made in writing and must detail the reasons why none of the approved locations are suitable. The request must also detail the Procedure and safeguards that will be implemented to insure that educational operations are not disrupted and that minors will not be served alcoholic beverages. The decision to grant or deny the request is at the complete discretion of the President.

SALE OF ALCOHOL PROHIBITED
The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at any event on campus. “Sale” means any transfer, trade, exchange or barter, in any manner or by any means, for consideration, including, but not limited to, required fees or the purchase of tickets for admission to an event at which alcoholic beverages will be served. Donations may not be required or solicited on campus in connection with the service of alcohol.

SERVICE OF ALCOHOL
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited to persons twenty-one years of age or older. No one under the age of twenty-one will be served alcoholic beverages. Students and staff of the Technical College shall not be involved in serving alcoholic beverages.

FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE
Alternate non-alcoholic beverages and food must also be provided at any event at which alcoholic beverages are served.

ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO INVITED GUESTS
Events at which alcoholic beverages are served will be closed to all persons not specifically invited.

ALCOHOL MUST REMAIN IN DESIGNATED SPACE
Alcoholic beverages may not be carried or consumed outside rooms or areas designated for an approved event. Secure storage must be arranged in the event that alcoholic beverages must be stored either preceding or following the event where alcohol is served.

INTOXICATED PERSONS MAY NOT BE SERVED
Intoxicated persons will not be served or permitted to consume alcoholic beverages on the premises.

TIME OF SERVICE LIMITED
The type of function will limit alcoholic beverage service.

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED
The Department and President reserve the right to require additional precautions such as the use of trained persons to dispense alcoholic beverages and greater limitations on time of service. Also, discretion will be given to such trained person dispensing alcoholic beverages to refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated.

USE OF STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDS PROHIBITED
Neither State nor Federal funds may be used for the purchase of alcoholic beverages served on campus.

OTHER PERMISSION MAY BE REQUIRED
The approval granted under this policy will be in addition to any other approval needed to use campus facilities. Persons wishing to use a facility should consult with the President or his designee for additional instructions, if any, prior to submitting a Request for Approval to Serve Alcoholic Beverages and Agreement to the President.

ROLE OF PRESIDENT
All decisions regarding the service of alcoholic beverages on campus shall rest with the President of the Technical College.

References
Exhibit: Southeastern Technical College Request to Serve Alcoholic Beverages
Exhibit: Southeastern Technical College Waiver Request for Use of Alcohol in Alternate Areas

Adopted: June 25, 2009
Reviewed: April 24, 2019;
Revised: