BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE:
2-13-0 EP5: ASSET PROTECTION 7-4-0: PHYSICAL FACILITIES, USE BY OUTSIDE AGENCIES
PURPOSE: The purpose of this procedure is to establish guidelines that ensure lawful, appropriate, and safe use of alcoholic beverages at events on a TTC campus involving employees and invited guests of the college. TTC expects those who are of legal drinking age and who choose to consume alcohol to do so in a mature and responsible manner. The following guidelines are not necessarily exhaustive but are meant to complement and supplement common sense. These guidelines comply with state and federal laws.
- COLLEGE LOCATIONS
Several areas on campus, including but not limited to Palmer 181, on Palmer Campus, and Buildings 900, 910, and 920 on main campus, and the conference room at Berkeley campus have been designated as appropriate locations for events where alcoholic beverages may be served or consumed. Alcohol must not be served in other than these designated areas of the campuses unless specifically approved by the President or her designee.
Events governed by this procedure require the submission and approval of a TTC Campus Event Approval Form (TTC Form FM4-2). These approval forms are only available through the Office of the President. Events governed by this procedure require prior written approval of the President or her designee.
Supervision of any event where alcoholic beverages are served will be the responsibility of the sponsoring Vice President, the President, or her designee, or the Event Coordinator. These individuals will assume responsibility for assuring that the College enforces and complies with all state laws, including appropriate licensing of the event. Consumption or utilization of alcoholic beverages shall be strictly confined to the time period and area specified on the TTC Campus Event Approval Form. Any violations of this procedure must be reported to the President within twenty-four (24) hours of said event, or by the next working day.
- PROCEDURES ON CAMPUS, AS APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT OR HER DESIGNEE
- The President must approve the use of alcoholic beverages at events governed by this procedure in writing in advance on a TTC Campus Event Approval Form (TTC Form FM4-2). The following information must be forwarded to the President in writing:
- Name, time, location, and duration of the event.
- Person responsible for the request (President, her designee, or Vice President).
- Name of the college employee who will have the responsibility for ensuring the event complies with college procedures and South Carolina laws.
- Method and type of service and type of alcoholic beverage to be provided (type of service will be either vendor provided and served or college provided and served)
- At all events governed by this procedure, the responsible staff member will ensure that the event is managed in such a manner as to ensure only limited and prudent social use of alcohol by participants.
- For events at which the alcoholic beverage service is provided by a licensed vendor, the college sponsor must also submit a contract and contract review form (T3-45) from the proposed vendor, along with the Campus Event Approval Form.
- Alcoholic beverages will not be provided or served at student events on campus.
- State appropriated funds will not be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.
- SOUTH CAROLINA LAW
South Carolina laws related to the consumption or serving of alcoholic beverages is available via the following link: statutes.
- It is a misdemeanor for the possession or consumption of alcohol by those individuals under twenty-one (21) years of age.
- A beer and/or alcohol license is required for the sale of alcohol. Sale of alcohol is defined to include events where the admission price includes alcohol or contributions are requested for alcoholic beverages.
- It is a violation to drink publicly on the streets or public property or to have an open container of alcohol in any vehicle.
- It is unlawful to serve alcohol to an intoxicated person.