The mission of the University is to promote the education of the whole student. The University is concerned about ways in which alcohol use and abuse may affect the primary academic mission of the institution, its overall atmosphere and the personal well-being of the University community. The University has the duty to exercise the degree of care that a reasonable person would to ensure that private and public events are conducted in accordance with state law. Whether or not a person drinks alcoholic beverages is a personal decision, but individuals are held personally accountable for their actions. The primary objectives of UAA’s policy and procedures on alcoholic beverages are; (a) to promote responsible behavior and attitudes among all members of the University community, (b) to educate the university community concerning the use and effects of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible decision-making, (c) to help individuals experiencing difficulties associated with the use of alcohol.
The chancellor or the designee has the authority to approve events where alcoholic beverages may be served to individuals of legal age with positive identification. Approval to serve alcoholic beverages will be granted on designated premises for private University-sanctioned events for a limited period of time. The sale of alcoholic beverages at University-sanctioned events on campus may not be approved by the Chancellor. Personal consumption, possession, or display of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages is prohibited in University public places. The possession of kegs and other large quantities of alcoholic beverages will only be allowed by special permission of the Chancellor. Any person who exhibits offensive behavior, misconduct, excessive noise or creates a public disturbance on property owned or supervised by the University will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.