A CHECKLIST OF STEPS TO TAKE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF LIABILITY
AT EVENTS AT WHICH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE SERVED
1. Before the Event:
a. Insure that posters, signs, ads, and other promotions of the event do not suggest alcoholic abuse.
b. Insure that ads promoting the event do not associate alcohol consumption with the performance of tasks that require skilled reactions such as the operation of motor vehicles or machinery.
c. Insure that all proper permits and licenses have been obtained and are in effect.
d. Determine and set the hours during which alcoholic beverages will be served.
e. Train those who will be serving alcoholic beverages:
(1) not to serve intoxicated persons;
(2) not to serve persons under 21 years of age; and
(3) not to serve anyone after the stated hours of service.
2. At the Event:
a. Serve food in addition to the alcoholic beverages.
b. Serve non-alcoholic beverages.
c. Strictly enforce the hours that alcoholic beverages will be served.
d. When students are present, insure that an adult supervisor is also present throughout the entire event.
e. Prohibit drinking contests.
f. Do not serve intoxicated persons.
g. Do not serve persons under 21 years of age.
h. If the event is off campus, arrange for responsible transportation to and from the event.
i. Follow all university rules relating to alcohol possession and consumption as well as all state laws.