Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney has chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Alcohol Policy for Club or Fraternity Events
1. No club or fraternity may use funds from its treasury to purchase alcohol for any purpose or co-sponsor an event where alcohol is served or provided. Also, no individuals, acting alone or in groups, may collect, donate, or use their own money to purchase or provide alcohol for any club or fraternity event, social or otherwise. This means no alcohol may be provided/served by a club or fraternity. If a fraternity House Corporation on Homecoming or Family Weekend chooses to provide alcohol, adhering to College Policy and the law, it may arrange well in advance with the Assistant Dean of Students to do so.
2. All approved clubs or fraternity social events shall be B.Y.O.B., unless the event is dry. An adequate supply of non-alcoholic beverages and snack food may be required during the event.
3. If alcohol is present, the club or fraternity is responsible for compliance with local and state laws as well as the College Alcohol Policy and other relevant regulations.
4. If twelve or more people will be present and alcohol will be present, the event must be registered and approved as stipulated in the Policy.
5. The registration process will include, among other things, the following information and stipulations:
a. The event must be closed to anyone other than members, pledges, and invited guests. (N.B. Weeknight parties are by definition to be restricted in attendance-approximately 100 people present.)
b. The name(s) of the person(s) responsible for the event will be listed, and they will be accountable for upholding the law, the Policy, and all relevant regulations, and for acting in a liaison capacity with the Office of Student Affairs.
c. The names of at least two persons (possibly more, depending on the anticipated size of the crowd) who will be designated as "dries," persons who will be present the entire event, will not drink alcoholic beverages, will assist the persons responsible for the event in carrying out their duties, and will, in particular, make a good-faith effort to prevent anyone who may have drunk too much alcohol from harming himself or others by driving. They will also try to offer assistance to anyone who may need it in getting back to a room safely, securing a place to stay, etc.
d. The names of students who will check IDs, restrict access to the event, mark in some visible way (bracelet, stamp) those of legal age to drink, etc.
6. Alcoholic beverages should be checked into a central location and dispensed by a server or servers. There is to be no open access to alcoholic beverages by those in attendance.
7. No alcoholic beverages are to be dispensed outside the house, e.g., the yard, porch, deck, patio.
1. All IFC, Student Government, College, and Code of Student Conduct sanctions apply.
2. The IFC, Student Government, the Dean of Students or any other administrator by delegation, or Campus Security may close down an event in progress if there is lack of compliance and/or significant problems occur.