Registered Organization Alcoholic Beverage Policies
All Registered Organizations are to adhere to the provisions, policies, and procedures prescribed in the Student Code regarding alcohol. While the full policies are too extensive to list herein, applicable sections of the Student Code include ARTICLE 1—STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES – PART 3. STUDENT DISCIPLINE, and ARTICLE 2—GENERAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS – PART 3. REGISTERED ORGANIZATIONS AND ORGANIZATION FUND.
Article 2—General Policies and Regulations
Part 3. Registered Organizations and Organization Fund
§ 2-318 Alcoholic Beverages Policies
(a) As stated in § 1-306(c), all UIUC students and registered organizations are subject to the alcoholic beverages policies stated in §§ 1-306 to 1-308. Both individual students and registered organizations may be subject to disciplinary action for violations of these policies (See § 1-301(d)). In addition, the following regulations apply to registered organizations.
(b) Registered organization events supported in part by alcoholic beverage distributors, manufacturers, and retailers must be conducted in compliance with procedures and guidelines available from the Office of Registered Organizations.
(c) Consistent with § 2-406(a), in promoting sponsored programs, a registered organization may not use materials that: 1) advertise the availability of alcohol, or 2) contain information associated with solicitation for profit (for example, coupons, discounts, or commercial advertisements).
(d) Events involving the use of alcohol at registered organization sponsored programs should subscribe to the philosophy of responsible and legal use of the beverages. Functions with alcohol should neither encourage any form of alcohol abuse nor place emphasis on quantity and frequency of use.
(e) A registered organization may not use University resources to advertise or promote any event, the sole or primary purpose of which is the illegal consumption or overconsumption of alcohol. Such events include, but are not limited to, “bar crawls” and “happy hours.” If an event is challenged by the Office of Registered Organizations as a violation of this subsection, the burden is on the registered organization to prove that its sole or primary purpose was conduct other than the illegal consumption or overconsumption of alcohol.
Student Code: www.admin.uiuc.edu/policy/code/index.html
Useful references and guidelines for organizations:
►While organizations may sponsor events in which alcohol is present, the sponsoring organization and all attendees must adhere to all federal, state, local, and university rules, laws, and policies.
►Organization funds may never be used to purchase or procure alcohol.
►Organizations may not promote the availability of alcohol on distributed communications for the event, including fliers, ads, emails, etc.
►No uncontrolled sampling should be permitted at sponsored programs of registered organizations.
►Consumption of alcoholic beverages should not be the sole purpose of any event or program.
►Alcohol may not be provided as free awards to individuals or campus organizations.
Always consult with the Illini Union Office of Registered Organizations regarding this policy and the sections of the Student Code that pertain to registered organizations and alcohol. Staff is available to expound on event planning guidelines and campus policies.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Union Office of Registered Organizations
1401 West Green Street – room 284
Urbana, IL 61801