President's Directive No. 1
University Policy Regarding the Possession, Manufacturing, Sale,
Furnishing Without Charge, and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
and Other Drugs in a University Workplace or Residence Facility
This directive is issued pursuant to California code of Regulations,
Title 5, Sections 42350 et. seq., and Sections 89030 and 89031 of
the California Education Code. Violation of those portions of this
directive pertaining to alcoholic beverages is a misdemeanor and
is punishable as prescribed in Section 19 of the California penal
Code, and /or Title 5 Section 41301 of the California code of Regulations,
CSUF Residence hall Regulations, and other applicable disciplinary
procedures. Violations pertaining to other drugs are defined and
punishments are indicated in the California Health & Safety
DRUGS OTHER THAN ALCOHOL
The possession, manufacturing, sale, furnishing without charge
and consumption in a university workplace or residence facility*
of any dangerous drug, restricted dangerous drug or narcotic** by
any person is prohibited.
* University workplace or residence facility is defined
to mean the site for the performance of university activities including
any state-owned university building or premises including outdoor
space, any state owned vehicle assigned to the state/university
or used for any university sponsored activity.
** As those terms are used in California statutes, except when
lawfully prescribed pursuant to medical or dental care, or when
lawfully permitted for the purpose of research, instruction of analysis,
pursuant to university policy and procedures.
Note: all holders of the universitys Facility Use Manual
should insert this revised directive after page 91 of the manual.
Please remove and destroy the version now there (dated 3/9/88).
Except as provided in this directive, it is unlawful for any person
to sell, offer or expose for sale, give away or furnish to another
person in any manner whatsoever or to consume any alcoholic beverage
in a university workplace or residence facility.
a. Alcoholic beverages may be sold on university property only
by the vendor selected by the California State University, Fullerton
Foundation (hereinafter referred to as The Foundation)
to conduct such sale after said vendor has obtained the appropriate
b. The location of sale will be in accord with the terms of the
c. Sale within the University Center will also require the prior
approval of the U.C. Director, who will assure him/herself that
such sale may be accomplished in a manner consistent with the law.
2. Furnishing without Charge
a. When furnished without charge to the consumer in connection with
an event sponsored by a recognized campus organization or department,
alcoholic beverages may be dispensed in meeting rooms and public
areas of university buildings, and enclosed outdoor areas attached
thereto, and in any area of the grounds of the presidents
residence, with the prior approval of the president or appropriate
vice president, or the designee others persons. Because of licensing
requirements, however, it is unlawful for anyone except the licensed
vendor to furnish alcoholic beverages without charge in the University
Center, the University Club or any other area of the campus where
the vendor selected by The Foundation is licensed to sell such beverages.
b. Any person furnishing such beverages without charge shall assure
that an adequate supply of non-alcoholic beverages and appropriate
food items are also available
a. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed, possessed or stored by
persons age 21 or over living in university residence halls and
their guests who are of legal drinking age, but only in the individual
residence hall suites and not in corridors, outside residence hall
decks or walkways. Such beverages may be consumed in public or outdoor
areas of the residence complex only with a special written permit
issued by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.
b. Except as noted above, no person may bring alcoholic beverages
to any university workplace for his/her own consumption unless the
president has designated a university sponsored event as a place
where such self furnishing may occur.
4. Implementation Procedure
a. Prior to approving the sale by the licensed vendor designated
by The Foundation in a campus location other than those covered
by the vendors regular license, the president, appropriate
vice president or designee shall receive from the person or organization
proposing to ask the vendor to sell or furnish without charge such
beverages a written proposal which shall include:
- The name of the person in charge of the event
- The nature of the event and how it will be publicized
- The number, age range and average age of the expected participants
- A detailed written plan of how consumption by persons who are
underage or intoxicated will be prevented.
b. A copy of the above proposal will be furnished to the Department
of Public Safety, whose comments will be invited and considered
by the appropriate administrator before a decision is made to allow
or not to allow the event.
c. Whenever alcoholic beverages are served on campus as provided
in this directive, the university administrator who has authorized
the use of alcoholic beverages at said event assumes responsibility
for insuring that reasonable steps have been taken to preclude such
beverages being dispensed to any person who is under age or intoxicated.
Such administrator shall be mindful of the fact that he/she may
be found by the courts to be legally liable for personal injury
or property damage arising from the action of anyone who becomes
intoxicated at the event. Organizations sponsoring events at which
alcohol is served may be legally liable in the event of injury or
property damage resulting from such beverages being dispensed illegally.
d. Alcoholic beverages may not be served for longer than three hours
at any event unless that event includes full meal service.
e. The Director of Commercial Operations of The Foundation will
be responsible for monitoring the performance of the vendor selected
by The Foundation to sell alcoholic beverages taking appropriate
steps to insure that said vendor is taking appropriate steps to
insure that underage and intoxicated persons are not being served.
f. Distillers, brewers and distributors of alcoholic beverages
who wish to advertise their product on campus shall have the prior
approval of the appropriate university administrators:
- Athletic events: Director of Athletics
- Recreation & Intramural events: Director of Recreation Programs
- Events held in the University Center: U.C. Director
- General student events and programs held elsewhere on campus:
The Director of the University Activities Center
- Student publications: The Chair of the Department of Communications
- Associated Student publications: The Associated Students Administrator
Such approval will be based on anticipated compliance with the
Presidents Directive Regarding the Marketing of Alcoholic
Beverages on Campus, March 19, 1984, or as subsequently amended.
Violations of University Policy
All applicable state laws will be enforced by the Department of
Public Safety which will refer to the District Attorney for prosecution
any student, faculty or staff member found to be in violation.
Violations of University Policy
In addition to requesting prosecution under appropriate laws, the
university may impose sanctions on students, faculty and staff who
violate any portion of this directive including those portions which
impose restrictions beyond or aside from those required by law.
In the case of students, these penalties will relate to a students
good standing in the university and/or in the residence halls. With
regard to faculty and staff, these penalties will relate to employment
Students in violation may be warned, placed on university probation,
suspended or dismissed from the university and/or expelled from
the residence halls depending upon the seriousness of the violation.
Faculty and staff may be counseled, issued a letter of reprimand,
referred to a mandatory substance abuse treatment program or be
formally disciplined (during which process they may be suspended
without pay, demoted or dismissed, depending upon the seriousness
of the offense).
Every faculty member, staff member, student assistant, graduate
assistant and student receiving or employed on federal grants shall
receive a copy of the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and
Communities Amendment of 1988 and shall be required to certify their
awareness of these requirements. All such individuals must agree
to notify the university within five days if they are convicted
of any drug statute violation occurring in a university workplace
or residence facility. The above notification for faculty, staff,
student assistants and graduate assistants shall be the responsibility
of the Office of Faculty Research & Development. In the case
of students receiving financial aid, the notification shall be the
responsibility of the Financial Aid Office. Persons receiving federal
funds shall report convictions to the appropriate office as indicted
above. These university offices shall report to the granting agency
within ten days any convictions reported to them.
Originally issued: 9/1/83
Revised and reissued: 7/9/84
Revised 3/9/88 and reissued: 7/1/88
Revised and reissued: 11/30/90
Acknowledged by: Milton A. Gordon, President California State University,