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University Alcohol Policy

  1. The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in or on University Facilities. The President of the University may waive this prohibition with respect to any event sponsored by The University of Texas System or the University. An event is sponsored if a budgeted office, department, or division of the University is responsible for organizing the event, inviting attendees and paying expenses related to the event, including the purchase of food and beverages. Meetings or events organized and presented by a registered student, faculty or staff organization are not events that qualify as events sponsored by the University.

  2. Subsection A does not apply to (1) areas that are licensed under state law for the sale and service of alcoholic beverages, (2) a Special Use Facility during use by a non-University individual, group, association or corporation for purposes permitted by Regents' Rules and Regulations, or (3) property, buildings or facilities that are occupied by a third party pursuant to a written lease or occupancy agreement that does not specifically exclude alcoholic beverages.

  3. All University rules and regulations and state laws relating to alcoholic beverages will be strictly enforced.

  4. Alcohol for University-sponsored events is to be purchased from and serviced by University Dining Services.

  5. An Alcoholic Beverage Request Form must be completed by a budgeted office, department or division of the University at least 5 working days prior to the event at which alcoholic beverages will be served. The request will be forwarded through University channels to the President for approval.

  6. Additional information is available in the University Center Office and from the Campus Activities Office.

University Catering Policy

  1. All food and beverages served (1) at University-sponsored events; (2) by individuals, groups, or businesses utilizing University controlled property; or (3) by registered student groups that (i) organize events which include the purchase of food and/or beverages, or (ii) contract with outside individuals, groups, or businesses to utilize University controlled property for events are to be supplied and served by University Dining Services in accordance with University rules and regulations, policies, procedures and contractual obligations.
  2. In limited circumstances, the requirements of Section II.A may be waived by University Dining Services. To request outside food or beverages, a Food Waiver Request Application (Form 15-17) must be submitted to the University at least fourteen (14) class days prior to the event.  All alcoholic beverage service must follow the policy and procedure as outlined in Alcoholic Beverages (HOP STU 6-200).
  3. All providers of food or beverages must comply with applicable University rules, policies and procedures, as well as applicable federal,
  4. state and local laws and regulations relating to the provision of food or beverages, including requirements for permits and insurance.
  5. Exceptions to this policy
    1. Potlucks or carried in covered dish meals where no food or beverages are being served from an outside food service provider.
    2. Food and/or beverages purchased for private consumption for individuals residing within University-owned residence halls or apartments.

Joint Sponsorship Policy

  1. he University Center at The University of Texas at Arlington has designated certain rooms as Special Use Facility as authorized by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, Regents'; Rules and Regulations , Rule 80106 . Designation as a Special Use Facility does not constitute the University Center as a public facility open to use by non-University persons, groups, associations, or corporations on a first come, first served basis. The primary purpose of the University Center is for use by the University for activities and events in furtherance of and related to the educational, cultural, recreational, and recruitment programs of the University. The University of Texas at Arlington expressly reserves the right to refuse to enter into a Use Agreement when in the opinion of the Assistant Director of the University Center an applicant:

    1. cannot meet the conditions stipulated in the Use Agreement;
    2. would be using the University Center for purposes not in conformity with the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System or the University;
    3. has failed to comply with the provisions of the Building Use Agreement on one or more prior occasions or has failed to comply with the applicable rules and regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System or the University.
  2. Any decision affecting facility use policy for these properties must be in compliance with the Regents' Rules and Regulations .

A full listing of University policies can be found on the Policy website.