Alcohol at Campus Events

(Policy on Serving)

Consumption of beverages containing alcohol is prohibited on the UM-Dearborn campus except under the conditions specified in this policy.

Alcoholic beverages may not be served at events in the Fieldhouse. The use of alcohol at Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane is governed by the policies of the Estate. Alcohol may be served at events held in other facilities on the UM-Dearborn campus under the conditions described below.

Any event at which alcoholic beverages will be served must have a designated host who is a full-time permanent faculty or staff member of the UM-Dearborn. The host assumes responsibility for implementing these guidelines, supervising servers and intervening if immoderate drinking or other high-risk behaviors are developing.

Beverages containing alcohol must be monitored by a designated server at all times. The designated server may not consume alcohol at the event. Alcoholic beverages may not be carried out of the designated event location.

Serving alcoholic beverages to individuals under 21 years of age is illegal and expressly prohibited. Events at which the majority of participants will be under age should not include alcoholic beverage.

Under no circumstances may University General Fund accounts, including organization accounts funded with student activity fees, be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Any event at which alcohol will be served must be planned in such a way as to respect the preferences of individuals who choose not to drink for religious, personal, or health reasons; and in no case should an event be planned around or advertised to feature the consumption of alcohol. Substantial food and beverages that do not contain alcohol must always be served at an event that includes alcoholic beverages.

Written authorization to serve alcohol at a campus event must be obtained from the Chancellor's Office at least one week before the planned event. Authorization will specify type of event, participants, location, time, and the responsible host.