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IV. Statement of Policy This policy is subject to change at any time to comply with new local, state or federal laws, or to changes in the USC Upstate policy or Code of Conduct. It is established for all USC Upstate students and includes behavior not only on University property, but also at any University sponsored event or travel opportunity. This policy will be reviewed annually. A. General Provisions Regarding the Distribution, Consumption and Possession of Alcohol in Accordance with Local, State, and Federal Laws: • The use of alcoholic beverages on campus or at college-sponsored functions is permitted only by those of legal age as specified with South Carolina law. • There shall be no alcoholic beverages or empty alcohol containers in the Magnolia/Palmetto House or other residence areas designated as “dry” even if residents or guests are at least 21 years of age. Alcohol is permitted in the Palmetto Villas, however it must be limited to one six pack of beer or one bottle of wine (not to exceed 750 ml) for only persons who are at least 21 years of age. No distilled/spirituous liquor is allowed. • Aiding and abetting in the sale or transfer of alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of 21 is prohibited. • The use of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or drug paraphernalia as a prize in a contest, drawing, lottery, etc. is prohibited. • Consumption of alcoholic beverages must be secondary to the intended purpose of any event on the USC Upstate campus (i.e., awards dinner, wedding reception, dance, etc.). • Requests to serve and consume alcoholic beverages on the USC Upstate campus must be submitted at least two weeks in advance to the appropriate approval authorities: • The Risk Manager and the Chief of Police act on behalf of the University in the consid-eration of faculty, staff and off-campus • organizations/ groups who request to serve and consume alcoholic beverages; • The Chancellor grants final approval on all requests to serve distilled liquor; • All requests will be considered on an individ-ual basis; • USC Upstate reserves the right to deny any request. • An approved third party vendor must be contract-ed with to serve alcoholic beverages at any event on-campus where alcoholic beverages are to be served. (Exceptions may be approved by the Chief of Police.) • A University Police officer(s) is required at all events that are open to the general public where alcoholic beverages are to be served. (Exceptions may be approved by the Chief of Police.) • State-appropriated funds cannot be used for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. • USC Upstate does not sanction a student organi-zation or club providing off-campus events where alcoholic beverages are to be served, authorize the use of the USC Upstate name for advertising or promoting an off-campus event where alcoholic beverages are to be served or authorize the use of the USC Upstate name to enter into agreements, contracts or as leverage to gain goods or services. • At no time are kegs or any other common source containers of alcohol allowed on the campus unless approved by the authorities listed in section 6 above for a formalized function. • At any event where alcohol is being served, all attendees shall be required to have a valid picture identification card with their birth date listed in order to obtain an alcoholic beverage. Attendees at least 21 years of age who present a valid picture identification card will be given a wristband. Only those with a wristband will be served alcohol. Serving of alcohol is limited to two drinks per person. • Advertisements, posters, or invitations intended for campus/public viewing may not mention or depict alcohol or other drugs or use terms referring to alcohol or other drugs unless being used for educational and/or prevention programs or servic-es and approved by the Dean of Students. • Organizational officers or individuals sponsoring the event are encouraged to assist in making arrangements for the safety of everyone in attendance. • If the event is being sponsored by a student organization, the organization’s advisor (or his/her designee) must be present at the event. • Drinking contests or games are prohibited on the USC Upstate campus. • Anyone who appears on campus and is obviously impaired as a result of being under the influence of any substance may be asked to leave and is subject to appropriate sanctions. A University Police Officer will be called to assist the individual(s) with safety and/or transportation. • Property damage as a result of alcohol or other drug use will not be tolerated and the individual(s) responsible for the damage will be subject to any and all sanctions designated by this policy as well as any other applicable policies and in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. 1‘4166 - ‘17 Student Handbook 142


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