Academic Calendar

Campus Alcohol Policy

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Part I: Reason for Policy

This policy is a general statement and guideline, setting out the University's requirement for strict compliance with the Liquor Control Act (Manitoba), as well as any rules and regulations, and any successor or replacement rules and regulations, at all events and facilities at which alcohol is available. This policy is further to the Liquor Control Act (Manitoba), as well as any rules and regulations and directives issued pursuant to the Act (The "MLCC rules and regulations").

Part II: Policy Statement

2.1 Alcohol abuse is a serious health problem and can lead to conduct that may endanger the safety of individuals and result in damage to property both on and off the University of Manitoba Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses (the "Campuses"). This in turn may result in legal claims involving the University and others. The purpose of this policy is to explicitly establish the general means by which alcohol abuse on the Campuses can be reduced, and to the extent possible, eliminated.

2.2 The University shall meet the policy's objective by:

2.2.1 Offering an alcohol education and awareness program within the scope of programs offered by or through Student Affairs;

2.2.2 Maintaining University guidelines with respect to the serving and consumption of alcohol on the Campuses;

2.2.3 Requiring that events and facilities at which alcohol is served on the Campuses (the "events and facilities") be managed effectively, and in accordance with the University's policy and procedures and MLCC rules and regulations; and This policy applies broadly, and covers all events and facilities on the Campuses.

Part III: Accountability

3.1 The University Secretary is responsible for advising the Associate Vice-President (Administration) that a formal review of the Policy is required.

3.2 The Associate Vice-President (Administration) or the Manager of Special Functions is responsible for the communication, administration and interpretation of this policy.

Part IV: Secondary Documents

4.1 The Approving Body may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

Part V: Review

5.1 Formal Policy reviews will be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled review date for this Policy is December 18, 2019.

5.2 In the interim, this Policy may be revised or rescinded if:

(a) the Approving Body deems necessary; or

(b) the relevant Bylaw, Regulations or Policy is revised or rescinded.

5.3 If this Policy is revised or rescinded, all Secondary Documents will be reviewed as soon as reasonably possible in order to ensure that they:

(a) comply with the revised Policy; or

(b) are in turn rescinded.

Part VI: Effect on Previous Statements

6.1 This Policy supersedes the following:

(a) all previous Board/Senate Policies, Procedures, and resolutions on the subject matter contained herein; and

(b) all previous Administration Policies, Procedures, and directives on the subject matter contained herein;

(c) Campus Alcohol Policy dated September 25, 2001

Part VII: Cross References

(a) Procedures: Campus Alcohol Policy

(b) Student Discipline Bylaw

(c) The Liquor Control Act (Manitoba)