Alcohol Policy

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What is a policy?
Important Documents
Adopted October 23, 1991
Last Modified March 12, 2010

Article 1: Purpose

1.1 At all times, the EUS shall promote and support responsible drinking

Article 2: Memorandum of Agreement

2.1 In accordance with Article 9.1 of the Memorandum of Agreement between The Engineering Undergraduate Society and McGill University, the EUS shall
2.1.1 Apply for and maintain in its name all necessary liquor permits for all events it may hold on the grounds of the university. Such on campus permits shall be restricted to events and reception in the Common Room (McConnell 032), University Three Bares Field, University Lower Field or the University Centre Ballroom.
2.1.2 Not operate a permanent bar in the Common Room.
2.1.3 Not host event at which liquor is served in the Common Room that starts prior to 12:00 p.m. or ends after 9:00 p.m. on any business day..
2.1.4 Exercise its permits in accordance with all of Article 9 of the Letter of Agreement between McGill University and the Engineering Undergraduate Society.

Article 3: Responsibilities of EUS

3.1 The EUS shall not hold or sponsor any event where alcohol is consumed without a valid liquor permit.
3.2 Employees of the EUS may not consume alcohol during the performance of their duties or during their breaks. Failure to comply may result in the loss of pay, suspension or dismissal.
3.3 No alcohol is to be consumed in the Society’s offices during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday).
3.4 All groups holding an event with alcohol in the Common Room must be under the supervision of an EUS executive.
3.5 The EUS reserves the right to refuse or cancel any request for alcohol events under its responsibility

Article 4: Responsibility of Event Organizers

4.1 The head organizer and all the servers for any EUS group running an alcohol event, must attend the “Server Training Seminar” offered by the First Year Office of McGill University.
4.2 All organizers and servers of EUS groups running an alcohol event shall not consume alcohol while performing their duties or during their breaks.
4.2.1 Failure to comply may result in suspension or dismissal
4.3 All organizers of EUS groups putting on events where alcohol is served or sold shall:
4.3.1 not serve or sell alcoholic beverages to a minor or to anyone of legal drinking age who is believed to be buying for a minor,
4.3.2 require that everyone admitted to an area where alcoholic beverages are served or sold to be able to provide proof of age,
4.3.3 ensure that all alcoholic beverages are served, sold and consumed within the confines of the area designated by the liquor permit,
4.3.4 not charge prices lower than the retail cost of alcoholic beverages sold, make non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase, and sell them at a reasonable price,
4.3.5 not advertise at any time the fact that alcoholic beverages are served or sold at the event, nor indicate any prices for alcoholic beverages. (Advertising may include date(s), time(s), location and entertainment)
4.3.6 provide sufficient personnel (who will not consume alcohol) to remain at the entrance and enforce 10.1, 102, 10.3, as well as to maintain order and to prevent situations that might lead to bodily harm or physical damage,
4.3.7 ensure that alcoholic beverages purchased elsewhere are not brought into the licensed area,
4.3.8 not serve a person deemed intoxicated by the organizers or servers