PDP 202–03: Sales and Service of Alcoholic Beverages
To allow the service of alcohol at designated events and locations on ASU property
Arizona Revised Statutes § 4–244
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual – 5-108
All individuals and groups desiring to serve alcohol at an event on ASU property
ASU supports the strict enforcement of Arizona’s liquor laws. The source regulations incorporate by reference such laws, and violations of state law shall be considered a violation of the regulations and these policies and procedures. Individuals and groups requesting presidential approval to serve alcohol should familiarize themselves with the applicable state law. Additionally, they should be aware of the following requirements:
Any sale of alcohol under these procedures must be by a liquor licensee. Complimentary alcohol may be provided by a host, so long as no state-appropriated funds are used to purchase alcoholic beverages. In such instances, alcohol will be served by a Insurance Services-approved licensed university food service contractor pursuant to procedures and charges (e.g., labor, supplies) subject to approval by Insurance Services and the director of the Memorial Union if the food service provider is serving pursuant to the food service agreement relating to the Memorial Union, or other appropriate university official if the food service provider is serving pursuant to the public event food service agreement or other appropriate agreement. Additionally:
All state and local liquor licensing requirements must be followed in order to sell alcohol on university property. The president has authorized the sale of alcohol by licensed distributors only, and that authorization is limited to the following events and locations:
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ policy 5-108, the president has approved the service of alcohol for certain designated events at certain locations as identified below. Anyone desiring to serve alcohol at an authorized event and location must obtain an approved Permit to Serve Alcoholic Beverages pursuant to the procedures outlined below.
The president has approved the service of alcohol at the following types of events:
The service of alcohol at designated events has been approved by the president for the following locations only:
The president has authorized the consumption of beer and wine, but not other spirituous liquor, at tailgate parties on the day football games will be played at Sun Devil Stadium. The consumption of beer and wine is limited to ASU at Tempe campus parking lots and is subject to such restrictions and requirements posted by Sun Devil Athletics or that ASU PD may impose from time to time. All tailgate party attendees are required to comply with the instructions of ASU PD officials.
The consumption of beer and wine at tailgate parties in accordance with this section does not require a permit. However, the provision and/or service of alcohol to more than 20 guests requires a permit. The sale of alcoholic beverages at tailgate parties is prohibited unless specifically approved by the president or designee pursuant to this policy.
Containers used for consumption must be made of aluminum or plastic. No glass containers or bottles are allowed. No kegs or common source of alcohol are permitted. Sponsored tailgates may apply for permits processed through Arizona State University or the City of Tempe.
“Drinking games,” defined by participation that requires one or more persons to consume alcohol, are prohibited. Common games included in this prohibition are “beer pong” and “quarters,” to name a few examples. Also prohibited are devices that promote the rapid consumption of alcohol; these devices are commonly known as “beer bongs.” This prohibition also includes “shotgunning” beer, when a hole punched in the container causes the beer to flow freely because of venting.
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Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the president. The mere approval of any event or location within this policy does not in any way prevent the president or the ASU PD from denying approval for any specific event. Arizona Board of Regents’ policy 5-108 gives the president the ultimate and final say and/or approval regarding alcohol on campus.
For more information about campus events at which alcohol is served, see the Environmental Health & Safety Policies and Procedures Manual—EHS 705–04, “Alcohol Permit Insurance Requirements.”
See also the Student Services Manual:
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