0240-02-01-.01 - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

0240-02-01-.01. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

(1) Definitions. As used in this rule,

(a) "Alcoholic Beverage" means and includes intoxicating liquors, wine and beer, as defined by T.C.A. § 57-3-101 and T.C.A. § 57-5-101;

(b) "Institution Property" means property owned or controlled by an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

(2) The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages by students under the age of twenty-one (21) on institution property is absolutely prohibited.

(3) The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages by students age twenty-one (21) and over on property owned or controlled by an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents is prohibited except:

(a) Students who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age may possess unopened containers of alcoholic beverages within their personal vehicles, provided that they may not open the containers or consume the contents while on institution property and the alcoholic beverage must be stored out of plain sight. When the student is not in the vehicle, the vehicle must remain locked.

(b) Students who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age may consume alcoholic beverages at an event on institution property for which the President has approved the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages by those invited to the event and to which the student is an invited guest.

(4) Disciplinary Action

(a) Students violating this rule and/or any related system or institution policy shall be subject to discipline in accordance with the institution's disciplinary policy.

(b) Violation of this rule by students under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be reported to campus law enforcement.

(c) Except as prohibited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), the institution shall notify a parent or legal guardian of a student under twenty-one (21) years of age if the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to the use or possession of alcoholic beverages on institution property.

(Repeal of all rules by Public Chapter 261; effective July 1, 1983. New rule filed April 28, 1983; effective July 13, 1983. Amendment filed August 28, 1984; effective November 13, 1984. Amendments filed March 22, 2018; effective June 20, 2018.)

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 49-7-146 and 49-8-203.

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