The Interim ETSU Alcohol Policy, adopted by the University Council on August 14, 2017, was developed to reflect the needs of the institution by providing greater flexibility in the serving of alcohol at ETSU-related events, both on campus and off, while maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Universities once under TBR were bound by TBR’s alcohol policy, which did not allow those institutions the latitude needed for the serving of alcohol at select university functions during which alumni, donors, and other special guests are entertained.
While many TBR-based policies have been and may continue to be adapted for use as ETSU policies, the TBR alcohol policy meets neither our current nor anticipated needs. Therefore, the University Council has endorsed and implemented an Interim ETSU Alcohol Policy to provide guidance to ETSU on the possession, use, and purchase of alcohol until such time as a permanent policy can be developed. Based on feedback from the University Community on the interim policy during a 30-day Public Comment opportunity, the University Council and the President will develop an ETSU Alcohol Policy that will be submitted to the ETSU Board of Trustees for review and adoption.