Alcohol Policy

Case abides by prevailing local and state statutes controlling the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. Servers of alcohol and sponsors of social events must be aware of and comply with all Case policies and procedures. The following guidelines apply to any event at the University Farm when alcohol is served. A procedure must be established and adhered to for certifying those legally of age to drink.

Alcohol is permitted for private picnics but since self-serve distribution of alcohol is prohibited by Ohio state guidelines, group affiliated sponsor is responsible for following guidelines below when alcohol is served .

Alcohol is only permitted for CWRU approved events and must use an approved CWRU caterer to serve all alcoholic beverages.

  • Non-alcoholic beverages must be provided by the Dept. sponsor ONLY of the event in adequate proportion to the alcoholic beverages on hand and should be sufficient to serve the number of people attending the event who are not of legal drinking age or who choose not to drink alcohol.
  • Food must also be provided by the sponsor of the event in adequate amounts to last through the event.
  • Alcohol may not be sold unless a temporary F or F-2 permit is obtained.
  • CWRU social events which encourage drinking or drunkenness as themes and the advertisement of such events shall not be permitted.
  • Events will be restricted to the picnic areas, the Pink Pig, the November Meeting Center and the Manor House, and no alcohol may be taken outside of the reserved area. Alcohol consumption in the picnic areas is restricted to beer and wine.
  • Kegs, beer balls, etc., are not permitted.

At any time students are present or when anyone present is under 21 years of age, the sponsors must request an Alcohol Use Permit in the Office of Student Affairs at least three days prior to the events. A copy of this form must be in the Farm Manager's office to reserve any University Farm facility for such events, and must be posted during the event. A security officer or university representative must be present if the number of students attending the event exceeds 100.

Individuals or groups listed on police or university incident reports involving abuse of alcohol or violation of university rules because of alcohol or who otherwise violate university policies on alcohol or state laws will be subject to disciplinary action and the possible suspension of University Farm privileges.

Case's guidelines and procedures are intended neither to encourage nor discourage alcohol use by those who are legally of age to drink. Rather, they are intended to encourage moderation, safety and responsible behavior among those who are legally of age to drink, and who choose to drink, and an environment free of coercion for those who choose not to drink. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is always dangerous, and is of particular concern given the location of the University Farm. All persons participating in events at the Farm are encouraged to refrain from driving if they have consumed alcohol, and to encourage their friends to do likewise.

For more information, the Farm Alcohol Policy is available in PDF [39KB] format.