Issue #9– May 01, 2007
by: Cha Ron SattlerWith graduations, tasks completed and the return of warm weather, May is worth celebrating! You can party on-campus, but keep the following in mind:
Alcohol: If you choose to allow alcohol at your gathering, you assume full responsibility and liability. You may not consume alcohol if you are less than 21 years of age. You may not charge at the door or accept donations. You may not consume alcohol in public places (common areas, outside of your apartment) as stated by RIT and Henrietta Town Codes. Make sure to provide alternative beverages (without alcohol) and food.
BYO (Bring Your Own) does not absolve responsibility: If a minor brings alcohol and consumes it, the host has “served a minor” and may be suspended from RIT. Card your guests and insure that policies and laws are observed.
Control: From who you invite (personal invitation, no fliers or mass invitations), what happens at the party (watch the door, card and mark guests if alcohol is being served and skip the drinking games), looking out for your friends, being considerate of your neighbors, to insuring your guests have a good time and get home safely, you are responsible as the host. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact Public Safety.
Driving – Don’t drink and drive. Every thirty minutes someone is killed in an alcohol related accident (approximately 41% of all traffic fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Take the keys. ‘Nuff said.
Bash or Bust – it’s up to you. Plan ahead, be an active host and have a great time. For more information, see the RIT Rights and Responsibilities, Terms and Conditions, or www.madd.org
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