Institutional Alcohol Policy
Approved by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees: May
1.0 STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
This policy is promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred by 23-41-104(1), C.R.S.
(2010) in order to set forth an official policy regarding alcohol at the Colorado School of
Mines (“the school” or “Mines”).
The school is committed to maintaining an environment that supports and promotes
healthy lifestyles including the academic and personal development of all members of
the university community. The unlawful presence and irresponsible use of alcohol
impacts the health and development of the community as a whole and its individual
members. The objectives of this policy are to ensure compliance with applicable federal,
state, and local laws, and school regulations regarding alcohol, and to set forth the
position of the Mines Board of Trustees on alcohol and the university community.
3.0 POLICY STATEMENT
Al members of the Mines community, including but not limited to employees, students,
and contractors, must adhere to applicable federal, state, and local laws and school
regulations related to the possession, consumption, distribution, and sale of alcoholic
beverages. Members of the Mines community are accountable for their actions and
judgment and are expected to make responsible decisions regarding alcohol.
Violations of this policy are subject to appropriate institutional and legal sanctions.
The Mines Board of Trustees authorizes and directs the President or delegate to
develop, administer, and maintain the appropriate administrative policies, procedures,
and guidelines to implement this policy. The President will apprise the Board of
Trustees regarding major changes or additions to the administrative policies, procedures
and guidelines associated with the institutional alcohol policy.
Related Administrative Policies and Procedures:
A. Student Alcohol Policy & Procedures
B. Alcohol Purchase Policy (in Financial Policies, Chapter 2, Policy 2-9)