Alcohol Policy

3.12

The consumption, possession or service of beer, wine and alcoholic beverages on the university/college campus, in university/college facilities and in university/college housing (to include sorority and fraternity housing) is prohibited, except by persons of legal drinking age in the locations and under the circumstances set forth below. 
 However, even in those locations and circumstances where beer, wine or alcoholic beverages may be allowed as an exception to the general policy, the following guidelines apply and must be followed: 

  1. No social event shall be called by a name that implies alcohol as the only beverage to be offered. (e.g., wine and cheese reception)
  2. Whenever alcohol is served at an event as authorized below, there must be readily available non-alcoholic options.

OSU-Stillwater

  • The privacy of Family & Graduate Student Housing.
  • In The Atherton Hotel and its restaurant.
  • At special events and functions in the catering venues in the Student Union.
  • At special events and functions in the OSU Alumni Association Alumni Center Building and confines of any of its attached outside meeting areas.
  • In connection with collegiate athletic and other special events at athletic facilities:
    • In leased suites and club rooms located in athletic facilities (i.e., Boone Pickens Stadium, Gallagher-Iba Arena, etc.)
    • On reserved parking lots/facilities on game/special event days, to include the green spaces within or immediately adjacent to those lots/facilities; and
    • In other areas and circumstances as approved by the Athletic Director and the President.

    Nothing contained herein shall be construed to allow beer, wine and alcoholic beverages to be sold in or adjacent to athletic facilities, unless sold by an entity properly licensed by the State of Oklahoma and authorized by the Athletic Director
    to do so.  The Athletic Director shall apprise the Board CEO and Board Chair before authorizing such sales in any new athletic facility or venue.

  • At special events and functions in University facilities or on University property as approved by the OSU President, or his/her designee. All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.
  • The tasting of wine, beer and/or spirits in the classroom as a legitimate and strictly controlled part of the requirements of courses offered in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management provided such activities are approved by the Provost/Chief Academic Officer and are a part of the approved curriculum and authorized class and that such activities are conducted during the regular class periods under the supervision of University approved instructors.
  • Production of grape and fruit wines at the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) and sensory evaluation and laboratory quality testing of wines, either produced in the FAPC or received from industry, are permissible provided that such activities are undertaken for the purpose of supporting approved viticulture and enology teaching, research and outreach activities, and are conducted under the control and supervision of assigned faculty. The approved areas in the FAPC are the Second Floor Processing Area and the Sensory Evaluation Rooms (149, 150, and 151).

OSU-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC)

  • At special events and functions in University facilities as approved by the OSUOKC President, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

OSU Institute of Technology-Okmulgee (OSU-IT)

  • At special events and functions in University facilities approved by the OSU-IT President, or his/her designee. All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

OSU-Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS)

  • At special events and functions in University facilities approved by the OSU-CHS President, or his/her designee. All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

OSU-Tulsa

  • At special events and functions in University facilities or areas approved by the OSU-Tulsa President, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

OSU Institute for Agricultural Biosciences-Ardmore (OSU-IAB)

  • At special events and functions approved by the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public

Connors State College (CSC)

  • At special events and functions in College facilities as approved by the CSC President, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

Langston University and its Branch Campuses (LU)

  • At private functions in the Management Training Center.
  • At special events and functions in University facilities as approved by the LU President, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO)

  • At special events and functions in College facilities as approved by the NEO President, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU)

  • The privacy of Faculty Row and Line Drive housing
  • At special events and functions in University facilities as approved by the OPSU President, or his/her designee.  All alcoholic beverage services must be provided by an entity licensed by the State of Oklahoma to purchase and serve alcohol to the public.
  • In connection with University athletic and other special events, including the Lobby and Aggie Hall of Fame area located in Oscar Williams Fieldhouse; the No Man’s Land Stadium tailgating area; on reserved parking lots/facilities on game/special event days, to include the green spaces; and within or immediately adjacent to those lots/facilities, including the George and Juanita Gilmore Patio and the main entrance patio at the Science and Agriculture Building. 
     
  • All purchases, consumption, possession, and service of beer, wine and alcoholic beverages allowed hereunder shall be in strict compliance with institutional policy, the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and other applicable laws of the State of Oklahoma.

Amended Date: 
December 3, 1999
January 21, 2000
September 15, 2000
July 25, 2003
January 30, 2004
October 27, 2006
April 23, 2010
April 22, 2011
June 17, 2011
January 25, 2013
March 1, 2013
April 26, 2013
September 9, 2016
March 3, 2017
April 21, 2017
January 19, 2018
June 22, 2018