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An individual or group which sponsors an event at which alcoholic beverages are
made available is responsible for adherence to the applicable laws and applicable
university policies.
Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages
Recognizing an educational responsibility, the University has developed these and
other regulations to promote students’ responsible decision-making and behavior
relative to the use of alcoholic beverages. Distribution procedures must be followed
for on-campus events by student organizations and others sponsoring the events
for students. The Dean of Students is responsible for interpreting these procedures
and for developing guidelines for its implementation. Registering to distribute
alcoholic beverages on the campus of the University of Houston is a privilege granted
to registered student groups and departments. Failure to adhere to University
procedures may result in the denial of future registration and disciplinary action.
Procedures for Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages at Student Events
Departments or registered campus organizations desiring to serve or consume
any type of alcoholic beverage on campus must register their event in advance by
means of the Registration of Alcoholic Beverage Distribution Form. Forms may be
obtained from the Dean of Students Office and must be completed and filed in the
Dean of Students Office at least 15 business days in advance of the event in order
to permit time to clarify issues and to distribute copies of the registration to other
university officials. Registration forms must be reviewed by the Dean of Students or
designate. A signature from the Dean of Students or designate must be received prior
to advertising the event. Individuals within the department or organization must
identify themselves as responsible for compliance with the University of Houston’s
policies on the distribution of alcoholic beverages as well as federal, state and local
laws. A copy of the signed registration form for alcoholic beverage distribution must
be available at the event as proof that registration was made.
Alcoholic beverages may be distributed in areas approved for programming
within designated hours. Space and facilities for the event must be reserved through
the appropriate university channels. Alcoholic beverages may be dispensed at campus
events between 5 p.m. and 12 a.m. on Monday through Friday and between noon
and 12 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For special campus-wide events, the Dean of
Students or designate may permit earlier distribution.
Any event at which alcoholic beverages are to be consumed pursuant to this
policy may not have that consumption be the main focus of the event. Any publicity
for the event may refer to such beverages only as incidental to the event. Advertising
will not portray drinking as a solution to personal or academic problems. Also, it may
not promote gimmicks or games (i.e.,“one charge for all you can drink,”“chugging
contests,”“drink and drown contests,” etc.), which enhance irresponsible drinking.