Undergraduate Business Organizations No Alcohol Regulation

In a continuing effort to ensure the quality and safety of undergraduate organizations in Mays Business School, a no alcohol regulation has been adopted for all recognized undergraduate business organizations.

Introduction

In a continuing effort to ensure the quality and safety of undergraduate organizations in Mays Business School, a no alcohol regulation has been adopted for all recognized undergraduate business organizations. Mays Business School is dedicated to providing a world class learning environment. Texas A&M, like Mays Business School, believes that it is important to educate the campus community about alcohol in order to curtail the abusive or illegal use of alcoholic beverages as well as avoid dangerous situations at organization activities. Mays Business School, however, has implemented a more stringent policy regarding alcohol than Texas A&M University currently has in place.

No Alcohol Policy

The Mays Business School No Alcohol Regulation has two primary parts: the guidelines for restricted use of alcohol at organization activities and the guidelines for mandatory alcohol education programs.

Restricted Use of Alcohol

Under the guidelines of this regulation, the consumption, distribution or possession of alcoholic beverages is restricted at all sponsored undergraduate business organization activities. All rules and regulations regarding alcohol set forth by the university continue to apply to undergraduate business organizations, along with the additional restrictions set forth in this regulation. It is the responsibility of each organization’s chief student officer to be familiar with and enforce these rules and regulations.

Definition of “Organization Activities”: Organization activities include any activity directly or indirectly sponsored by the recognized undergraduate business organization. Such activities include, but are not limited to: regular on-campus meetings, off-campus meetings, sponsored trips, sponsored parties, recruiting events, new member events, sponsored open events and end of year banquets. Under this regulation, no member of the sponsored organization is allowed to consume, distribute or possess any alcoholic beverage for the duration of the sponsored activity.

Mandatory Alcohol Education

All sponsored undergraduate business organizations chief student leaders are required to spend a minimum of 30 minutes each semester educating their members on the regulations regarding alcohol consumption at Texas A&M University and the regulations of Mays Business School, in addition to the applicable laws of the State of Texas.

Chief student leaders may choose to bring in outside speakers, to select a different member of the organization’s executive team, or to personally educate their membership on alcohol. Education of each organization’s membership is expected to be completed during the first four weeks of the fall and spring semesters and written notification shall be provided by the student leadership to the organization’s advisor verifying completion.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Recognized undergraduate business organizations have a responsibility to abide by all conditions of this regulation, in addition to all related University Student Rules located online at http://student-rules.tamu.edu/. Actions of all recognized undergraduate business organizations are subject to review by the president of Business Student Council and the associate dean for undergraduate programs of Mays Business School. Any undergraduate business organization found in violation of University Student Rules and/or the guidelines of this regulation shall be subject to the university discipline process, the revocation of all recognition privileges, in addition to any sanction(s) deemed appropriate by the associate dean for undergraduate programs of Mays Business School.