AP 3560 Alcoholic Beverages - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 3 General Institution

  • References: Business and Professions Code Sections 24045.4, 24045.6, and 25608, 25658 (a)(b); 34 Code of Federal Regulations Section 668.46(b)

The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on campus is governed by California state law and these procedures. The possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control. However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on-campus is the primary responsibility of Campus Police Services. The campus has been designated “Drug free” and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by Campus Police Services. Violators are subject to disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of this policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior District approval. Organizations or groups violating alcohol or substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the District.

Alcoholic beverages on campus are permitted if:

  • The alcoholic beverage is for use during a non-college event at a performing arts facility built on district property and leased to a nonprofit public benefit corporation.
  • The alcoholic beverage is for use during a fundraiser held to benefit [a nonprofit corporation] that has obtained a license under the Business and Professions Code to do so provided that no alcoholic beverage can be acquired, possessed or used at any athletic contest sponsored by the District.
  • The alcoholic beverage is possessed, consumed, or sold, pursuant to a license or permit obtained under this division for special events held at the facilities of a public community college during the special event. "Special event" means events that are held with the permission of the governing board of the community college district that are festivals, shows, private parties, concerts, theatrical productions, and other events held on the premises of the public community college and for which the principal attendees are members of the general public or invited guests and not students of the public community college.

Adopted: January 2010
Revised: July 2012