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DUCoM SGA Policy on Alcohol and Professionalism

Adopted August 15th, 2007

 

The SGA at DUCOM wishes to create an environment at its sponsored social activities in which alcohol can be enjoyed safely and responsibly. When alcohol is served at an SGA sponsored event, the following policies apply:

 

1.Students are expected to follow DUCOM rules and regulations, which can be found in the student handbook, at all SGA-sponsored events. By purchasing tickets to SGA events, students agree to abide by the SGA and DUCOM policies.

 

2.The SGA will provide at least one student representative for every 50 students at an SGA event inwhich alcohol is served.  These representatives, chosen by members of the SGA and approved by the coordinators of the event, will serve as safety resources for students at the SGA event, but will not be responsible or liable for student safety. Prior to all SGA sponsored events at which alcohol will be served, the names and photos of the representatives will be available to the student body so that these student representatives will be familiar to those who will be attending.Student representatives will not pay admission to the events at which they are volunteering, and they will not consume any alcohol during the event. Student representatives are expected to follow DUCOM rules and regulations, as well as the regulations of the venue hosting the event.Student representatives in violation of these rules will be referred to the Honor Court and/or the Office of Student Affairs.

 

3.In the case that unprofessional student behavior directly results in the loss of security deposits or other costs, student(s) may be held  responsible for reimbursing the SGA for loss of deposits, damages, or other expenses.

 

4.Any member of the student body, including the student representatives, has the ability to report incidents of unprofessional behavior to the Office of Student Affairs or the Honor Court.Decisions about the management of such behavior will be determined by the Office of Student Affairs or the Honor Court.

 

5.The SGA reserves the right to place students who behave unprofessionally on probation lists for future SGA-sponsored events. Prior to any probationary action, students will be given one warning of unprofessional behavior. Placement of a student on a probation list during an event requires the majority consensus of the student representatives at the event. The probation lists are defined as follows:

a.Do Not Serve for the Remainder of Event: The student will not be served alcohol for the remainder of the event. If the student is found to be consuming alcohol at the event, the SGA reserves the right to pursue further action.

b.Do Not Serve for Next Event: The student will not be served alcohol at the next SGA-sponsored event in which alcohol is served. If the student is found to be consuming alcohol at the event, the SGA reserves the right to pursue further action.

c.Do Not Serve for the Entire Semester/Year: The student will not be served alcohol at all SGA-sponsored events in which alcohol is served during the indicated time. If the student is found to be consuming alcohol at any SGA events during the probation time, the SGA reserves the right to pursue further action.

d.Do Not Invite: The student will no longer be invited to SGA events in which alcohol is served. If the student tries to enter an event in which he/she was not invited, the SGA reserves the right to pursue further action.

 

6.The terms of probation will be in effect for the same academic year as the offense. If an offense occurs at the last SGA-sponsored event of the academic year, the terms of probation will be in effect for the next academic year.

 

7.Student representatives and members of the SGA, as well as staff of the Office of Student Affairs may recommend that a particular student be placed on any of the above lists. The final decision will be made by either the Office of Student Affairs or the Honor Court, in conjunction with the SGA executive board.

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