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Special Event Alcohol Guidelines 3.1-3


Business & Financial Management
Authorizing Body:
Executive Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs – EVP-ABA
Responsible Department:
Conference Center
Applies To:
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The following guidelines are for special event alcohol consumption on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. The intent of these guidelines is to clarify responsibility of the various groups involved with alcohol consumption during their respective events/functions.

  1. No individual purchase of alcoholic beverages (cash bar) will be permitted on campus for any event/function unless a special permit is obtained from the State of Michigan for that specific event/function. Before the special permit is obtained, the sponsoring group or organization must receive approval for the event or function from the SVSU Board of Control.
  2. Approved campus-sponsored events/functions where costs are paid specifically through University accounts can obtain services through Campus Dining such as bartenders, cocktail servers, mix, ice, glasses and other related items.
  3. All events/functions sponsored by off-campus groups (once approved for alcohol) must provide all alcohol and related items required for the consumption of the alcohol including (but not limited to) ice, glasses, mix, containers to hold ice, napkins, stirrers and drink garnish. If storage is required for the above mentioned items, it can be stored the day of the event only and must be removed the same day. The sponsoring group must provide their own bartender(s) and cocktail servers.

The University can provide a table or bar station to the sponsoring group; however, the University cannot sell the sponsoring group ice, glasses, mix or any other item related to the consumption of alcohol.