Alcohol at Student Events

CLA Student Groups are not permitted to have alcohol at their events except for the following traditional events:

  • Senior Class Events:
    1. Senior Class Kick Off
    2. Champagne Toast
    3. 99 Nights ‘Til Commencement
    4. Senior Week Events

Graduate School and Theological School student groups are permitted to request to have alcohol at their events by petitioning the Office of the Dean of Campus Life & Student Affairs

  • When alcohol is permitted at a student-run event, the selection is limited to beer, wine and malt beverages (i.e., wine coolers) only
  • Open bars are not permitted at any student events
  • Alcohol is permitted at student events for a maximum of 4 hours total.
  • Drew University Faculty or Staff members, such as a club advisor, must be present at all CLA student organization events serving alcohol.
  • Anyone who is visibly intoxicated when arriving to, or attending an event, will be removed from the event.

    • Judicial sanctions may follow
  • When alcohol is permitted at a mixed age crowd event (i.e. 99 Nights or Senior Week) the following policies are in effect:

    • All attendees under 21 must be braceleted with an “under 21” identifying wristband
    • Event staff must provide a plan for ensuring no one under 21 receives an alcoholic beverage to be approved by Student Activities
    • Anyone who violates this policy will be removed from the event immediately

      • Judicial sanctions may follow
  • Any event with alcohol must have a tabbed wristband policy in effect

    • Tabbed wristbands must be given to all 21+ individuals wishing to consume alcohol
    • One tab per drink, per hour of the event; not to exceed 4 tabs per event, even if the event is longer than 4 hours.
    • Free food and nonalcoholic beverages must be provided for the duration of the event.
  • If the event is being held in any campus location besides The Pub and there is a fee for the event and/or wristband, a liquor license from the State of New Jersey must be acquired.

    • Groups should plan with Student Activities a minimum of 60 days prior to their event date to acquire a liquor license.

      • Permits require signatures from Drew representatives, Madison Town representatives and NJ State representatives
  • Bartenders must be hired by the Drew University food service provider and Public Safety must be present at the event as determined by the Chief of Public Safety or his/her designee.

    • Bartenders should be certified bartenders and TIPS and/or Responsible Serving of Alcohol Certification trained
  • Outdoor events with alcohol require a double fence (“beer garden”) set up, per NJ State regulations

    • A request must be made for setup of the beer garden to Facilities (setup charges will apply)
  • Event publicity and promotion, including all social media (hashtags, etc.) cannot encourage the consumption of alcohol.

    • “Bar crawls” are not permitted