- The consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages
by students who are at least 21 years of age is permitted
in the free standing Greek houses (located to the
east of Riverknoll apartments) in the privacy of their
own rooms and lounges, as well as at registered events.
- To register an event, you must go to the Event
Registration Office located in the Student Alumni
Union behind the Information Desk. Events must be
registered as follows:
- Events without alcohol (e.g. Membership Recruitment)
must be registered if attendance equals or exceeds
50 people, OR
- Any event with alcohol must be registered.
This includes any event when:
organization or its officers, plans an event or invites
d. The organization
creates an environment that resembles an event.
- Events with alcohol are permitted in common or
public areas within these buildings, pending approval
from RIT, the national headquarters of each organization,
and when the chapter is in compliance with their respective
risk management policies.
- The number of people present at an event is limited
to 100, including chapter resident members, as stated
in the Guaranty Agreement, page 3.
- Events in free standing Greek Houses cannot disturb
other Greek houses, the adjacent apartment community
or local Rochester community.
Alcohol Guidelines for Approved Third Party Vendor and
RIT Catering Events
- The guests at all events where alcohol is to be
served must be invited by direct personal invitation
only. General "come all" posters, flyers, or mass
electronic invitations will not be permitted for events.
All events with alcohol must be served by an approved
third party vendor/caterer or RIT Food Service.
All events with alcohol must also adhere to the chapter's
national office risk management policies and all RIT
policies (see the Student Rights and Responsibilities
Handbook). Bulk containers of beer (kegs or beer
balls) are prohibited except when provided by an approved
third party vendor or RIT Food Service.
- Serving of alcohol will conclude no later than
1:30 a.m. Social events will conclude and guests will
have exited by 1:45 a.m.
- Events with alcohol are limited to Friday and Saturday
evenings only. A chapter may not register more than
2 social events with alcohol per quarter. No more
than one social event with alcohol may occur on any
given weekend evening in the Greek free standing housing
- A chapter may request consideration to hold a special
event. A special event is an activity that RIT deems
as traditional, annual or unusual social activities.
These include, parents weekend, alumni weekends, annual
events or holiday events or any event which is held
outside of the main physical structure. Special Events
must be registered at least two weeks in advance in
the Event Registration Office.
- For registered events, Public Safety will be assigned
to the event. Law enforcement, Public Safety officers
and other RIT officials have the right to terminate
events and take appropriate actions if they determine
Institute policy and/or local, state, or federal laws
are being violated at any gathering on the RIT campus,
in RIT operated facilities, or at campus-sponsored
- Chapters will develop a standard floor plan for
the event in conjunction with Public Safety, Apartment
Housing, Food Service and Campus Life. The floor plan
will outline entrances, exits, serving areas, placement
of monitors and any other information deemed appropriate.
- In conjunction with National Risk Management policies,
all social events with alcohol must have a theme.
- Food and alternative beverages must be provided
at each event. Food choices must comply with the food
regulations required by New York State Law for the
serving of alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages must be
in ample supply, no less than 3 cases per 50 people.
- Students must use a state driver's license or state-issued
photo ID for proof of age.
- Chapters must provide monitors. Monitors oversee
the invitation lists and work with Public Safety and
the caterer to provide a safe environment. One monitor
is required for every 20 persons attending an event.
Monitors must refrain from consuming alcohol and remain
substance free prior to and during the event.
Use of Approved Third Party Vendors and RIT Food Service:
- When an approved third party vendor or RIT Food
Service is hired, they will be responsible for identification
of age, use of wristbands, and any other strategies
used in accordance with their business practices.
- Alcohol that is served by an approved third party
vendor or RIT Food Service must hire bartenders who
are not affiliated with the host fraternity/sorority.
- Approved third party vendors must meet RIT's insurance
specifications and provide RIT with evidence of insurance.
RIT must be named as an additional insured. Events
where alcohol is served or sold by a third party vendor
or Food Service must be registered 20 business days
prior to the event in order to coordinate the procedure
for securing authorization from the State Liquor Board
to serve/sell alcohol.
- Approved third party vendors must review and approve
the standard floor plan prior to the registration
FOR INFORMATION AND HELP
Ambulance: 475-3333 (Voice)
Safety: 475-3333 (Voice) or 475-6654 (TTY)
275-5151 (Voice); 275-2700 (TTY)
Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Program
IMPACT provides informative
programs to students on various issues relating to alcohol
and drugs. These issues are approached in a non-punitive,
non-judgmental manner, offering students the opportunity
to get the facts, then make their own choices.
Programs on a wide variety of alcohol and drug-related
topics are available for residence halls, apartments
and Greek/Specialty houses. Its numerous programs are
catered to each group's individual needs and interests.
Accurate, factual written material is provided
free of charge, covering many alcohol and drug issues
while intoxicated (DWI), adult children of alcoholics
(ACOA's), signs of abuse, characteristics of specific
drugs and alcohol, long and short term effects of chemical
Alcohol and drug abuse consultations and
referrals are confidential and free of charge. If you
are concerned that you or a friend may be using drugs
or alcohol to excess, contact IMPACT for a confidential
consultation meeting and information on various treatment,
counseling and support group options.
IMPACT is interested in assisting with event
co-sponsorship. If an organization is considering planning
an event related to alcohol or drug education, contact
IMPACT for support.
The Mobile Information Center is regularly transported
to various locations on campus, including the Student
Alumni Union and individual colleges to distribute informational
material and to answer questions.
A mini-course is offered for students experiencing
difficulties with alcohol and/or other chemicals. This
non-credit course is offered regularly throughout the
academic year, and presents educational material on
many facets of alcohol and drug use and abuse.
IMPACT is located in the Student Health
Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. They may be
reached at 475-7081 . Evening programming is
available. Mail may be addressed to Student Health Center
or call 475-2255 and leave a message.
- Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the
provides the following alcohol and other drug information
and referral services to the NTID faculty, staff and
student populations on the RIT campus and to the Rochester
deaf community at large:
Intervention sessions with individuals and families
Group counseling sessions
Individual alcohol and other drugs screening
Distribution of pamphlets and other information
related to alcohol and other
drugs at formal events or after telephone
or written requests
Formal coursework at NTID or in the Rochester
Alcohol and other drug informational presentations
at NTID or in the Rochester
Cross-disability professional training sessions
Cross-disability professional consultation
SAISD is located in the August Center,
Room 2914. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Evening programming is available upon
request. Phone 475-4978 voice and TTY.
Counseling, Assistance and Awareness Programs
individual group counseling is available for students.
August Center, 475-2661 (Voice/TTY).
general medical diagnosis and treatment, personal
health counseling and health awareness and educational
programs. August Center at 475-2255 (Voice/TTY).
(Peers Educating and
Enriching RIT Students) at 475-7464 (V/TTY)
for Religious Life
Members of the Religious Life
staff are available to provide personal counseling,
support and programming regarding the effects of drug
and alcohol abuse on the individual, family and campus
community. Interfaith Center at 475-2135 (Voice/TTY).
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
For referral to locally available community
services call 423-9490.
May 5, 1993