Policy on Dorm Meetings

As of October 2004

Dorm meetings occur in order to discuss official dorm-related business. Dorm meetings may be held on weeknights (typically Thursdays) and must end by midnight. Since many members of a dorm are over 21, and are therefore permitted to consume alcohol, it is possible that a significant number of people will want to drink. Since meetings are often large gatherings, any meeting where people will be drinking must be registered with DOS at which time an agenda must be presented. A maximum of two dorms may sponsor a dorm meeting with alcohol on a given night. Only those 21 or older may be served alcohol. In accordance with state liquor laws, no admission may be charged for any event serving alcohol; however, donations may be collected, but not in the direct vicinity of, or inside, the event. The following is a general guideline which will be used by the DCL and the dorm meeting sponsors when the meeting is registered:

Dorm Meetings

Size: Number of dorm residents and affiliates

Alcohol: Must be contained indoors

Servers: None required. It is the organizer’s responsibility to monitor drinking

Security: None required

Guests: Dorm residents and affiliates

Advertising: No advertising

Registration: Must be registered with DOS on the day of the meeting by noon—one sponsor must be at least 21 (if alcohol will be present) and must not consume alcohol or use any illegal substances for the duration of the meeting.