.050 Alcohol Policy for KSU Student Organizations

All student organizations are encouraged to pursue actively non-alcoholic programming and to develop and implement alcohol awareness and responsible consumption programs for their members and guests.

If alcoholic liquor or 3.2% beer is a part of an organization’s activities, the following guidelines are applicable for such an event.

  1. If the function includes the sale of alcoholic beverages, a permit must be obtained from the appropriate state office or ABC Board.

  2. Individuals in the organization sponsoring the event must implement precautionary measures to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not accessible or served to persons under the legal drinking age or to persons who appear intoxicated.

  3. At functions where alcoholic beverages are provided by the sponsoring organization, direct access must be limited to a person(s) designated as the server(s).

  4. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted only within the approved area designated for the event.

  5. Non-alcoholic beverages must be available at the same place as the alcoholic beverages and featured as prominently as the alcoholic beverages.

  6. A reasonable portion of the budget for the event must be designated for the purchases of food items.

  7. No function or event shall include any form of "drinking contest" in its activities or promotion, nor should the function or event encourage, in any direct or indirect manner, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons of legal age who may be in attendance.

  8. Advertisement for any student organization event where alcoholic beverages are served shall note the availability of non-alcoholic beverages as prominently as alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages should not be used as an inducement to participate in a campus event or be provided as free awards to individual students or campus organizations.

  9. Promotional materials, including advertisement for any student organization event, shall not encourage any form of alcohol abuse, nor shall it place emphasis on quantity and frequency of use (e.g. the number of beer kegs available).

  10. Alcohol beverage marketing programs specifically targeted for students and/or held on campus should conform to the University activities Board Sales and Solicitation Policy and should avoid demeaning sexual or discriminatory portrayal of individuals.

  11. Advertising and other promotional campus activities should not associate alcoholic beverage consumption as a solution to personal or academic problems of students or as necessary to social, sexual or academic success.

  12. University-affiliated, state-owned property may not be used for commercial advertising except in conjunction with or when sponsored by a University Activities Board registered organization or university department, and providing that the organizations or department is clearly identified as the sponsor. The university does not lend its name to the advertisement and endorsement of commercial enterprises and products.