UAA Alcohol Policy

The University and Student Affairs promote the education of the whole student. The University is concerned about ways in which alcohol use and abuse may affect the primary academic mission of the institution, its overall atmosphere and the personal well-being of University community members. The University has the duty to exercise the degree of care that a reasonable person would to ensure that private and public events are conducted in accordance with state law. Whether or not a person drinks alcoholic beverages is a personal decision, but individuals are held personally accountable for their actions.

The primary objectives of UAA's policies and procedures on alcoholic beverages are: to promote responsible behavior and attitudes among all members of the University community; to educate the university community concerning the use and effects of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible decision-making; and help individuals experiencing difficulties associated with the use of alcohol.

The UAA Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dean of Students and the Directors/President of UAA community campuses have the authority to approve events where alcoholic beverages may be served to individuals of legal age with positive identification. Approval to serve alcoholic beverages will be granted on designed premises for private University-sanctioned events for a limited period of time. Personal consumption, possession, or display of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages is prohibited in University public places. The possession of kegs and other large quantities of alcoholic beverages will only be allowed by special permission of the Chancellor.

Any person who exhibits offensive behavior, misconduct, excessive noise and/or creates a public disturbance on property owned or supervised by the University will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action. UAA students may refer to the UAA Student Code of Conduct in the UAA Student Handbook. UAA's Alcohol Policy requires advance university approval and compliance with the following procedures for all on-camp-us and off-campus University sponsored, affiliates, or hosted events where alcoholic beverages are served (including UAA student organization events).