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Alcoholic Beverages

Angelo State University seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that both respects individual freedom and promotes the health, safety, and welfare of all members of its community. In accordance with the ALCOHOL POLICY, BOARD OF REGENTS, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, system universities shall not sell, serve, or permit the sale or service of alcohol on campus, except in "special use" buildings or facilities designated by the president. Students who are 21 years of age or older may be permitted to have alcohol in certain dormitory rooms, but not in common areas of residence halls. At his discretion, the president may restrict possession or consumption of alcohol ( as permitted under this policy) to specified residential, areas including apartments. Nothing herein shall be taken as an assumption of risk or responsibility on the part of the Board of Regents, Texas Tech University System, or its system universities for any injuries or damage, whatever kind, resulting from a student's possession or use of alcohol, whether such use is legal or illegal.

In accordance with this policy and the above stated objectives, Angelo State University has adopted and implemented a program to prevent unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the campus or as a part of any of its activities. The following policies and regulations are currently in effect.

Standards of Conduct

Alcoholic Beverage Regulation. This regulation applies to all individuals, including students, faculty, staff and visitors present on property owned, leased or otherwise under the control of Angelo State University. The possession or use of an alcoholic beverage, as that term is defined in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, on property under the control of Angelo State University is prohibited except as expressly permitted by this regulation.

Areas in which possession or use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited include, but are not limited to, classrooms, laboratories, offices, lounges, stadiums and other athletic facilities, dining areas, meeting and party facilities, the Houston Harte University Center, the University Lake Facility and all residence halls and apartments except as specifically authorized in this regulation.

The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is permitted in the individual apartments of the Vanderventer Apartments, provided all of the student residents of the individual apartment or room are 21 years of age or older. The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is also permitted by individuals 21 years of age or older on university property leased or otherwise made available on a long-term basis to a firm or association. However, alcoholic beverages shall not be purchased for, provided or given to, or knowingly be made available to any person under 21 years of age in the facilities covered by this paragraph, except as expressly authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.

University-funded student organizations may not sponsor all-school events and/or activities open to the general public where alcoholic beverages are consumed.