Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney is the parent institution of both the Medical College of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary (Presbyterian).
B. College Alcohol Requirements
1. No student group, organization, or fraternity, other than the College Activities Committee in a licensed event, 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 student organization event, social or otherwise. This means no alcohol may be provided or served by any student organization or fraternity except the CAC as noted above.
2. No individual sponsoring an approved social event, e.g., in the residence hall, may provide alcohol.
3. All approved social events, individually-sponsored or under the aegis of a student organization or fraternity, shall be B.Y.O.B. or dry events. The expectation for B.Y.O.B. events is that only those persons of legal age will bring alcohol.
4. No kegs, beer or party balls, or other common containers are permitted in residence halls, cottages, fraternity houses, or other areas where parties are permitted unless written authorization is made by the appropriate College official, in advance.
5. No alcoholic beverage may be consumed in public on the Hampden-Sydney College campus, nor may open containers of alcoholic beverages be transported on or upon public areas. There may be no public display of alcoholic beverages. Violators are subject to arrest.
6. Alcoholic beverages may be possessed and consumed by those of legal age in the following locations: designated tailgate areas at football games, private residence hall rooms (except in "dry" residence halls); cottages, fraternity houses, and, with the approval of the occupant, faculty, departmental, and administrative offices. Other locations may also be used for official College functions and registered social functions with the approval of the Dean of Students or his designee.
7. Alcoholic beverages may be sold to those of legal age at properly licensed events and at licensed establishments. ARAMARK, the College's food service, holds the only permanent ABC license on campus. Therefore, if any public function ARAMARK caters also involves the serving of alcohol, ARAMARK must provide the alcohol, bartenders, etc., all in conformity with ABC regulations.
8. Guidelines for public and private social events:
a. No college funds may be used to provide alcoholic beverages at any function where a significant proportion of students is to be present, unless they are of legal age.
b. All student functions where alcohol is to be consumed and where the expected attendance is to exceed twelve people shall be duly registered with the office of the Dean of Students by 4 pm on the business day before the function is to be held.
c. Faculty and staff are expected to know and abide by the tenets of this Policy in planning social events. Questions concerning these regulations should be directed to the Dean of the Faculty.
d.(1) When alcoholic beverages are present, non-alcoholic beverages and food may also be required.
(2) When mixed drinks are provided at an approved function, the persons serving drinks will be instructed to serve drinks that have been properly measured according to normally accepted, standard proportions. Standard (1-1/2 ounce) measuring jiggers will be provided. All bartenders or servers must be of legal age.
e. Designated non-drinking persons, the number (no fewer than two) to be proportioned to the expected attendance, shall be present at all registered events to assist those responsible for the event.
f.(1) The College expects those students who have not reached the legal age consume an alcoholic beverage to refuse an alcoholic beverage when it is offered. It is also expected that the host will be sensitive to the age of his guests and will provide non-alcoholic beverages to underage students.
(2) Driving under-the-influence of alcohol will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
g. No event shall include any form of "drinking contest" or game such as beer pong in its activities or promotions.
h. No alcoholic beverages may be awarded as prizes or incentives.
i. Security personnel may visit registered events periodically to check with a person responsible for the party, primarily to offer assistance. If a violation of the law or College policy is observed, the Campus Security Officer may report the matter to the appropriate College official and/or take action as needed.
9. Fraternities and student clubs and organizations. Fraternity and club parties shall be closed to all but members and their invited guests.
10. Athletic events
a. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited unless it occurs in designated tailgating areas (football) during designated times, and only in conformity with the law.
b. Picnics and coolers are permitted on the hillside area surrounding Everett Stadium during football games and in the stadium. No alcohol permitted.
c. Any public display of alcohol is prohibited.
d. Violation of college policy or local or state law related to alcohol will result, at a minimum, in confiscation of the alcohol and, at a maximum, in arrest.
11. Publications; advertising: When the use of alcoholic beverages is depicted or mentioned in any publication or advertisement, only examples of controlled and legal situations will be shown or mentioned. Under no circumstances will advertisements, posters, or invitations from student groups that are intended for public viewing mention or depict alcohol, e.g., no use of terms such as beer bash, happy hour, etc.