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Shelly Bachus, Policy Director
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Board of Governors Policy 1.2.130
Approved by the Board of Governors on August 23, 2012
The purpose of the policy is:
B. University Housing:
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in university-owned housing facilities only where applicable guidelines have been developed and recommended by the respective university housing governing boards, and approved by the president or designee. The guidelines shall clearly specify areas, times and circumstances under which the possession and consumption of alcohol is legal and appropriate and shall fully protect the rights of others.
C. University facilities and grounds:
The possession, consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages is permitted on university property or facilities only where department or office policies and procedures have been approved by the president or designee. Guidelines shall be developed in consultation with all appropriate stakeholders (for example, Public Safety, Meeting and Conference Services, etc.), and shall clearly specify areas, times and circumstances under which the sale, possession and/or consumption of alcohol is legal and appropriate and shall fully protect the rights of others.
This policy will be implemented at the direction of the president. A three person panel, appointed by the president, shall serve as the review and approval authority for those department policies and procedures referenced in the guidelines. It shall be the responsibility of those departments or offices to ensure that policies are developed in compliance with university procedures and guidelines, and that a copy of the most recent revision of all approved alcohol guidelines be made available for public access in the Office of General Counsel, and for posting on the policy web site.
An alcohol task force or coalition (a multi-disciplinary committee appointed by the president and comprised of various members of the university community) will meet as required or called upon to advise the president and university community on issues related to alcohol education programs, policy implementation and enforcement, community relations, and other topics as may arise related to the university’s alcohol policy and programs.
In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, a bi-annual assessment of the university’s alcohol policy and education and prevention programs shall be conducted, and shall make recommendations to the president and vice presidents to enhance these as indicated. University Health Services is responsible for ensuring the report is produced and submitted for the Strategic Leadership Team review through the appropriate vice president, by July 1 of even years.
Link to procedure: "Alcohol Guidelines"
Approved by the Board of Regents on May 17, 1989
Approved by the Board of Governors on April, 2004
Formatting updated August 1, 2007
Approved by the Board of Governors on August, 2012