Alcohol Policy for Recognized Student Organizations


Alcoholic beverages: Recognized student organizations shall comply with all state and federal laws and local ordinances regulating the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. It is a violation of Missouri law for any person under the age of 21 to purchase, attempt to purchase, or have in their possession any alcoholic beverages. It also violates Missouri law to sell alcoholic beverages without the appropriate licenses. It violates University regulations to use, sell, purchase, or serve alcoholic beverages on University property unless specifically approved by the Chancellor.

The possession, use, and consumption of alcoholic beverages by University-recognized clubs and organizations (RSOs) and at campus events must conform with policies established by the Board of Curators, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, local ordinances, and state law. (This includes clubs, organizations, and campus events that have, but are not limited to, professional societies, academic honoraries, athletic teams, service, departmental and social organizations, and booster club and alumni events.)

Consumption and purchase of alcoholic beverages by minors (people under 21) and selling or giving alcoholic beverages to minors is prohibited by law.

Alcohol shall not be a part of new membership recruitment programs.

A risk management seminar (e.g., discussion of alcohol policy, alcohol education, low-risk partying, confrontation and intervention skills, referral resources, and liability issues) will be provided by the University. Representatives of recognized student organizations that have events that include alcoholic beverages will attend these semi-annually. Faculty advisors will be encouraged to participate. Other RSOs and their advisors must sign a form stating they are exempt from this requirement and return it to the Department of Student Life at the beginning of each semester.

Alcoholic beverages may not be provided as awards.