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RSCC Policy GA-20-01; Alcoholic Beverages

Roane State Community College
Policy Number: GA-20-01
Subject: Alcoholic Beverages
  1. The use, possession, distribution, sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages, or public intoxication on property owned or controlled by the institution (Roane State Community College), at an institution sponsored event (including any approved study abroad program), or on property owned or controlled by an affiliated clinical site is prohibited. This includes any violation of any item of the Roane State Community College’s Drug-Free Environment policy GA-21-03. Access the complete RSCC policy GA-21-03, which is applicable to all RSCC students and all RSCC employees, located at
    1. The president of RSCC is authorized to, and may from time to time designate a place on property owned or controlled by the institution where alcoholic beverages may be served by alumni and foundation organizations at a function or event sponsored by said organization.
    2. The president of RSCC is also authorized to approve alcoholic beverages to be served and/or sold by the Princess Foundation at the Princess Theatre property that is controlled by the institution.
    3. The designated area shall not be in classrooms, labs, faculty or administration offices, student gathering areas, outdoor public areas, or athletic facilities accessible to the public. Furthermore, under TBR policy the use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages by students is prohibited on property owned or controlled by the institution. Access the complete TBR policy at
    4. The sale of alcoholic beverages at the designated place is prohibited unless application to serve/sell has been approved by the president of RSCC. This is only an option for an event organized thru the Princess Foundation for our controlled Princess Theatre property. . “Sale” means transfer, trade, exchange, or barter, in any manner or by any means, for consideration, including, but not limited to, requiring fees or the purchase of tickets for admission to the area or event at which alcoholic beverages will be served. State funds may not be used for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
    5. Notwithstanding the provisions noted above, the sale of alcoholic beverages shall be permitted:
      1. If property owned by the Tennessee Board of Regents is disposed of by lease, it is permissible for the tenants of the lesee(s) to sell alcoholic beverage subject to approval by the institution of the tenants occupying the leased property.
      2. Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations shall be required.
    6. This policy shall not be construed as prohibiting the use of alcoholic beverages as cooking supplies in Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts academic coursework where said beverages are not consumed as it, but, in which, the beverages are used solely in the cooking process, or in the wine tasting process, in a manner that is consistent with standard culinary practices.
  2. Students
    Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated §49-7-146, RSCC is required to notify a parent of a student under age twenty-one (21) if the student “has committed a disciplinary violation” with respect to the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance that is a violation of any federal, state, or local law, or of any rule or policy of RSCC, except as prohibited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The trigger for notification will be 1) a plea of guilty to the applicable code of conduct violation, or 2) a final finding of guilt pursuant to disciplinary procedures. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 is included in the on-line Student Handbook.
  3. Student Disciplinary Procedures
    Disciplinary action may be taken against a student for violations of this policy (see RSCC Student Disciplinary policy SA-06-01 at Each student shall be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree including periods prior to or between semesters. Conduct occurring while a student is registered or enrolled at RSCC, but not discovered until after the awarding of a degree is actionable under these provisions and may result in the retroactive application of a disciplinary sanction. Should a student withdraw from the college with disciplinary action or academic misconduct action pending, the student’s record may be encumbered by the Dean of Students until the proceedings have been concluded.
  4. Employees
    As stated above, this policy is applicable to all RSCC employees. Employees may seek the assistance of the Director of Human Resources with any issues related to any sanctions levied as a result of violations of this alcohol policy.

Contract Addendum

Revision History: 06/04/2007, 09/15/2014
TBR Policy Reference:
Revision Date Effective: 01/25/2018
Revision Approval By: Christopher L. Whaley, President
Original Date Effective: 01/11/1988
Original Approval By: Cuyler A. Dunbar, President
Office Responsible: Vice President Student Services & Enrollment Management
Reviewed: 08/29/2018

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