Illinois State University is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable venue for educational, public, cultural, entertainment, athletic, and social events.
The sale, delivery, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in or on any property owned or controlled by Illinois State University is prohibited, except as otherwise provided in this policy.
The following factors must be taken into consideration when determining the procedures for the service or sale of alcoholic beverages in buildings under the control of Illinois State University:
For purposes of this policy, the term "alcoholic beverages" includes only legally produced, commercially available beverages having alcoholic content. All other beverages having an alcoholic content shall be strictly prohibited and excluded from the permissible uses under these regulations.
The following regulations apply whenever alcoholic beverages are served, sold, and/or consumed in buildings owned or under the control of Illinois State University:
Sponsors/representatives of functions (other than in the BSC/BBC) must seek written approval for the sale and serving of alcoholic beverages from the President at least two (2) weeks in advance of the event - Presidential Approval to Sponsor Event Involving Alcohol- Office of the President will review each request to insure the proposed event involving alcohol meets the requirements of state law and university policies. There will be no standing approvals.
Off-campus concession operators, vendors, and/or caterers may serve alcoholic beverages at approved campus events at venues (other than BSC/BBC) at which there are no direct cash sales of those beverages provided they have the appropriate liquor license and insurance for such activities.
Any event sponsor serving alcohol at events off campus must abide by, and ensure their appropriately licensed concession operator, vendor, and/or caterer abide by any and all state or local laws involving time restrictions.
Servers and bartenders provided by Campus Dining Services Catering, appropriately licensed concession operator, vendor, and/or caterer must meet all legally mandated training standards. At a minimum, all individuals serving/selling alcohol must attend an alcohol management training program such as TIPS or BASSETT Training.
Certain campus Venues have been preapproved as venues suitable for the retail sale and/or non-retail alcoholic distribution of alcohol. The designation of these approved Venues is based on consideration of:
The Venues on the Illinois State University campus where alcoholic beverages may be served are:
Other areas may be added to this approved list only upon the expressed written approval of the President of the University.
Even though a venue may be on the pre-approved list as a venue suitable for distribution of alcohol, ALL events where alcohol will be served (except those being held in the BSC/BBC) require Presidential approval.
The President of Illinois State University is authorized to permit the consumption of alcohol at designated times and in designated areas of the University on days when football games are played at Hancock Stadium.
Illinois State University does not condone any act related to the consumption of alcohol that impairs, interferes, or endangers the safety or enjoyment of anyone attending these events, including individuals who choose to consume alcohol. Individuals who choose to consume alcohol are responsible for their behavior. See Tailgating Procedures located at Redbird Football.
Law enforcement may be contacted for suspected violations of state law or University policy
Residence Halls and Cardinal Court
In residence halls and Cardinal Court, the possession and consumption of ANY alcoholic beverages, regardless of age, is prohibited, except for live-in staff and their family members/guests. The Director of University Housing Services (or his/her designee) shall provide the guidance necessary for live-in staff to comply with this policy.
Shelbourne Apartments and University Owned Apartments on Fell and School Streets
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages by residents and their guests who are 21 years of age or older is permitted within the confines of the individual resident's apartment in Shelbourne Apartments (located at 300 E. Shelbourne Drive) and University owned apartments on Fell and School Streets (located at 209 and 211 N. Fell Street and 302 N. School Street). The use of alcoholic beverages shall be considered a privilege and may be allowed only if consistent with State laws and this policy.
Alumni events held on University property must comply with all of the regulations outlined in this policy.
For off campus official Alumni events, alcohol can be served if the events are hosted, sponsored, and/or supported by Illinois State University Alumni Relations and/or the Illinois State University Alumni Association provided the alcohol is served and/or sold by a caterer/restaurant (third party vendor) that is authorized and licensed to serve alcohol. Under no circumstances will "bring your own beer/alcohol" (BYOB) events be allowed.
No University funds (other than Foundation accounts) may be used for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
Failure to abide by the provisions of the University Alcohol Policy may result in the denial of permission to use University property and/or funding for future events as well as other disciplinary and/or legal procedures as appropriate.
Initiating body: Office of the President
Contact: Office of the President, 438-5677
Revised on: 08/2013