Memorial University recognizes the unique social needs of a campus community and attempts to provide an environment where these needs can reasonably be met. In this regard, provision for the purchase, sale, service or consumption of alcoholic beverages is a privilege accorded to University members on the understanding that they will comply with all the applicable policies, procedures and legislation. The university takes the position that all members of the University community have an obligation to make legal and responsible decisions concerning their conduct and alcohol use or non-use.
The University encourages responsible use of alcohol through awareness and education programs including Risk Management consultation and mandatory Server Intervention Training, strict adherence to legal requirements and University policies on alcohol provision and consumption at on-campus University events, the encouragement of non-alcoholic events and through the Procedure for Alcohol-Related Advertising.
The serving of alcohol at University events, hosted on property owned or leased or controlled by the University, is permissible provided there is compliance with this policy and its related procedures.
To define the University's position regarding the sale, distribution, consumption, promotion, acquisition and storage of alcohol at on-campus University events and to set out the processes and practices which ensures the safe and responsible provision and consumption of alcohol as outlined in the related procedures.
This policy governs the purchase, sale, service, consumption and storage of alcoholic beverages at all University on-campus events or activities where the alcohol is provided pursuant to the University's Liquor License under the Liquor Control Act RSNL. 1990, c.L-18. The policy is applicable to all University divisions, offices and affiliates. This policy is prescribed by the University's Liquor License under the Liquor Licensing Regulations under the Liquor Control Act.
Organizer - Any person, office, establishment, or student group who has responsibility for planning and delivery of an event involving alcohol on University premises. Normally, the organizer acts in the capacity of host and attends the event. Certain event planning activities such as ordering food and alcohol, booking space, inviting guests, etc. may be delegated to an administrative person within the office.
Office - Any University unit.
Establishment - A corporation, society or association of persons organized or carried on for purposes of a social nature and includes the premises occupied or used for the purpose of selling alcohol. Establishments recognized at Memorial University include Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) satellite bars, SWGC Backlot/Patio, Bitters and Breezeway.
Employee Event - An event organized or held by any person employed within Memorial University.
Bartended Event - An event where the services of Housing Food and Conference Services Liquor Services Clerk (or designate) are contracted to provide bar services.
Student Event - An event organized or held by any student or student group or society.
Liquor Establishments - Establishments recognized at Memorial University include Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) satellite bars, SWGC Backlot/Patio, Bitters and Breezeway.
Catered Event - Any event where the services of the food service provider have been contracted to provide food for an event.
In the case of events organized by student groups and bodies where alcohol is served, compliance is the responsibility of the appropriate society executive who has sponsored the event and who serves.
The Liquor Services Division of the Housing Food and Conference Services Department shall oversee the appropriate on-campus sale, distribution, consumption, promotion, acquisition and storage of alcohol.
Any person, office, establishment, or student group wishing to serve alcohol on University premises or at any university event pursuant to the University's Liquor License shall apply for permission to hold said event from the Division of Liquor Services of the Housing, Food and Conference Services Department in accordance with the PROCEDURE FOR THE STORAGE OF ALCOHOL and PROCEDURE TO PLAN AN EVENT INVOLVING ALCOHOL. Additionally any advertising of said event must comply with procedures as stipulated in PROCEDURE FOR ALCOHOL-RELATED ADVERTISING.
The requesting party must ensure compliance with all relevant rules, policies and procedures of the University and all relevant provincial Liquor Control Act regulations.
The University will provide alternate, non-alcoholic venue in close proximity to the organized event in cases where persons under the legal drinking age may be in attendance.
The sponsoring individuals, groups or University unit shall be held responsible for the conduct of those attending an activity, and their compliance with the Policy and related procedures. This includes payment of all charges for any damages resulting from the activity.
Alcohol Event Request Form (St. John's Campus)
Liquor Approval Form (Grenfell Campus)
Liquor Services Function Sheet (St. John's Campus)
Student Alcohol Event Request Form (St. John's Campus)
Request for Facilities Form (Marine Institute)
Request for Foodservice Form (Marine Institute)