Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney first held classes on November 10, 1775.
Expectations of Student Clubs, Organizations, and Fraternities for Registered, Approved Events
1. At least two persons must be designated as the persons responsible for the event; they must be present throughout the entire event and must enforce the rules about size of crowd, access, alcohol, noise, conduct, hours of party, etc. N.B. These same standards generally apply to approved, registered residence hall events.
2. Persons must be assigned to control access to the event and to limit access to members, or organizing group, and invited guests. This means checking IDs and marking in a visible way (stamp or bracelet) those of legal age to drink alcoholic beverage(s). It may mean closing off access to the facility in order to effectively limit and control access.
3. Snack food and non-alcoholic beverages may be required to be available for the duration of the event.
4. Servers must be designated and be of legal age.
a. Alcoholic beverages should be checked into a central location and dispensed only by a server. There is to be no open access to alcoholic beverages by those in attendance.
b. Alcohol must be dispensed only from inside the room or facility, not outside in a yard, on a porch, deck, etc.
5. At least two persons (more, depending on crowd) are to be designated as "dries," persons who will be present for 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.
6. Campus security personnel may periodically drop by the site of an approved social activity and check with a person responsible for the party. The primary purpose of the visit will be to offer assistance; if, however, a violation of the law or College policy is noted, the Campus Security Officer may report the matter to the appropriate College official and/or take action as needed.
7. The group is expected to clean up the facility, room, environs immediately after the party-in the case of a fraternity, no later than 10 am the morning after the function.
1. All IFC, Student Government, College, and Code of Student Conduct sanctions apply.
2. The IFC, Student Government, the Dean of Students (or another administrator by delegation), or Campus Security may close down an event in progress if there is a lack of compliance and/or significant problems occur.
3. Permission to hold future events can be withheld.
4. Unauthorized kegs, beer/party balls, or common alcohol containers will be confiscated.