possession and consumption of alcohol policy

PM 99-04, Section 1

The purpose of the policy is to regulate the possession and consumption of alcohol on campus by members of the University Community and by recognized university organizations and departments. The privilege of consuming beer or wine is extended with the expectation that these activities are to be held under conditions which complement the orderly operation of the University. Off campus groups and organizations contracting with the University for use of facilities are also subject to these regulations.

The possession, sale, and serving or use of distilled spirits on campus is prohibited at all times except within the privacy of individual living units in University Housing. The possession, sale, serving or use of beer or wine on campus is also prohibited at all times, except as allowed under the alcoholic beverage license managed by the CSUDH Foundation Campus Dining Services or within the privacy of individual living units in University Housing.

California state law imposes criminal penalties for the possession or use of alcoholic beverages by person under 21 years of age and for persons who furnish, give, sell or cause to be sold, furnished or given away, any alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21 (State Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, Sections 25658-25665).


"Serve" means to give away or provide at no cost.

"Sell" means to give or exchange for money, tickets, tokens, or anything else of value, directly or indirectly.

"Appropriate university official" shall include a University Police officer or the administrator assigned to be present at the event or his/her designee. If the occasion should require it, any administrator senior to the designee shall also be included.

"Closed catered events" means events catered by the Campus Dining Services that are by invitation only.

This policy is promulgated under the authority of the California Education and Administrative Codes, subsequent resolutions and standing order of the Board of Trustees and Chancellor of the California State University, and responsibility of the President of the University for the general welfare of the campus.

Further details of this policy may be found on the following web site as one of the Campus Life Policies spelled out in the Presidential Memorandum 99-04, Section 1: on the Student Affairs web site, Publications and then clicking on Campus Life Policies.

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