Custodian of Policy: VP for Finance & Administration
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: Board Policy 5.18
Effective Date: Fall 2013
Last Review: Spring 2013
Next Review: 2019
The use, possession, distribution, manufacture or sale of any alcoholic beverage or illegal drug is prohibited on the campus. The illegal or unauthorized use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of any controlled substance or drugs is prohibited on the campus. An exception for instructional purposes in accordance with Board Policy 5.18 allows for the use of alcohol in laboratory and classroom instruction or experiments. An exception for one-time (single event) use of alcohol or 3.2% malt liquor (beer) may be granted in accordance with Board Policy 5.18.2.
The one-time (single event) use of alcohol or 3.2% malt liquor (beer) at Minnesota State University Moorhead events shall be allowed under the following criteria:
Alcoholic Beverage: any beverage containing more than one half of one percent alcohol by volume
Distilled Spirits: ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, spirits of wine, whiskey, rum, brandy
Intoxicating Liquor: ethyl alcohol, distilled, fermented, spirituous, vinous, and malt beverages containing more than 3.2 percent of alcohol by weight
Low Alcohol Malt Liquor: a fermented malt beverage containing two percent or less of alcohol by weight. Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, if either: (a) the term "low alcohol" appears on the label of the beverage container; or (b) a brewer has provided written certification to the Department of Public Safety establishing an alcoholic content of two percent or less by weight; no further label shall be required on that container
Malt Liquor: any beer, ale, or other beverage made from malt by fermentation and containing not less than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume
3.2 Percent Malt Liquor: malt liquor containing not less than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume nor more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight (Previously termed Non-Intoxicating Malt Liquor)
Off-Sale: the sale of alcoholic beverages in original packages for consumption off the licensed premises only
On-Sale: sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the licensed premises only
Wine: the product made from the normal alcoholic fermentation of grapes, including still wine, sparkling and carbonated wine, wine made from condensed grape must, wine made from other agricultural products than sound, ripe grapes, imitation wine, compounds sold as wine, vermouth, cider, perry and sake, in each instance containing not less than one-half of one percent nor more than 24 percent alcohol by volume for non-industrial use. Wine does not include distilled spirits as defined above.
Wine Tasting: an event of not more than four hours' duration at which persons pay a fee or donation to participate, and are allowed to consume wine by the glass without paying a separate charge for each glass.
Minnesota State University Moorhead recognizes that the misuse of alcohol and other drugs is a serious problem in our society and our community. This University seeks to create a campus environment that promotes healthy and responsible living that is conducive to the intellectual and personal development of students. The University is committed to establishing and enforcing clear campus policies regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Minnesota State University Moorhead complies with and supports the Minnesota State Colleges and University Board of Trustees policy governing alcohol and other drugs on campus, the Drug Free Schools and Community Act, the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Campus Security Act and Minnesota State law.