PROCEDURES FOR LEHIGH UNIVERSITY SPONSORED EVENTS WHERE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE TO BE SERVED
All aspects of campus life are expected to support and enhance the educational mission of the University. As a residential academic community, Lehigh University seeks a quality of social life consistent with a positive living, learning and working environment.
The abuse and misuse of alcohol is incompatible with the aims of an academic community. Therefore, it is expected that all faculty, staff, students, alumni and their respective guests will make responsible, lawful decisions about the use of alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are considered an amenity for a social or business occasion and never the purpose or focus of the occasion/event.
The University permits the purchase, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages under certain conditions and has established guidelines to reduce risk and liability in these instances as well as educate our community and provide an enjoyable atmosphere conducive to positive social interaction for all its members.
REASON FOR GUIDELINES
The following procedures and guidelines have been developed so that the members of the University community can make healthy and safe choices about the serving of alcohol.
The university is committed to upholding local, state, and federal law, requiring proper management of events where alcoholic beverages will be served. By upholding and following appropriate guidelines, the university strives to prevent the misuse of alcoholic beverages and minimize the risk to the University.
The following procedures apply to all university sponsored events where alcohol is served.
University sponsored events are ones which are:
- expressly authorized, aided, conducted, or supervised by the University; or
- funded in whole or in part by the University; or
- initiated and conducted or promoted by an officially-registered student organization, University department, faculty member or employee for the benefit of or on behalf of the University.