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Policy 1-6-1: Possession and Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages

WNC Policy 1-6-1
Procedure: Possession and Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages
Policy No.: 1-6-1
Department: President's Office
Contact: President's Office
Policy:

WNC and the Nevada System of Higher Education prohibit the possession on its properties and the purchase of alcoholic beverages except as noted.

  • Section 1: Possession of Alcoholic Beverages
    • A. The possession and use of alcoholic beverages on WNC properties is prohibited except in the following circumstances with written institutional president approval:
      • 1. Event scheduled by a non-college group or organization, which has received approval for the event through the established college facility-use process.
        • a. During an approved non-college event for which the sponsoring organization(s) provide the college with evidence of appropriate insurance liability coverage and/or contractual arrangements with an outside vendor who demonstrates similar liability coverage
      • 2. Scheduled academic or community education class that involves the consumption of alcoholic beverages as part of the academic requirements (i.e., wine tasting, POST Academy, etc.).
      • 3. Conferences and institutes, having institutional approval through the established facility use process, where fees are collected for a reception or other event where alcohol is served.
      • 4. College-sponsored and approved events where Host account expenditures are authorized for such events. College employees are not permitted to possess and/or consume alcoholic beverages during assigned work hours including meal periods and/or breaks.
      • 5. Student association events having the institutional president's approval:
        • a. The institutional president is the only person authorized to approve the purchase of alcoholic beverages from student association funds.
        • b. This approval only is granted when sufficient evidence is provided to ensure the legal dispensing of alcoholic beverages.
  • Section 2: Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
    • A. The college prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages on all owned and/or leased properties with the following exceptions with written institutional president approval:
      • 1. During an approved non-college event for which the sponsoring organization(s) provide the college with evidence of appropriate insurance liability coverage and/or contractual arrangements with an outside vendor who demonstrates similar liability coverage
      • 2. At college sponsored events at which an outside vendor provides the alcoholic beverage service. All agreements with vendors or other third party providers for the distribution of alcoholic beverages must have the institutional president's approval.
  • Section 3: Events and Activities Not Specified in Sections 1 through 2
    • A. Purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages not addressed in sections 1 through 2 must have the institutional president's approval.
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted June 22, 1982 Dates Revised September 2, 2008; December 20, 2005; September 20, 2005; May 11, 2004
NSHE and NRS Codes
NSHE Code Reference NSHE Board of Regents Handbook

UNS Memo from Mary Lou Moser, Acting Secretary of the Board, to Presidents, Vice Presidents, Deans of Students, Controllers, Student Associations, Graduate Student Associations, business Managers of Student Associations. (6-22-82)

NSHE Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes: 6/82; 6/92

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URL: http://www.wnc.edu/policymanual/1-6-1.php
Date Printed: November 23, 2014
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