01-11 Service and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus - Second Release
1.1 It is the purpose of this university policy to establish practices and procedures for the service and sale of alcoholic beverages on the campus of Wayne State University.
2.0 General Conditions for Service and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages at Wayne State University
2.1 The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has granted a Class C conference center liquor license to Wayne State University's Board of Governors in c/o McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, Michigan, 48202.
2.2 The license permits service and sales at the McGregor memorial Conference Center pursuant to its Class C conference center license.
- Service: Alcohol is made available but there is no payment or purchase required, no donations of money are accepted for alcohol or for entry/admission, or for any other product or services.
- Sale: Alcohol will be sold, including directly or indirectly, such as by donation, admission ticket, chit or other cash replacement method.
2.3 The license, by special permission, permits a limited number of 24-Hour Licenses" in any given fiscal year.
2.4 All alcoholic beverages served or sold, regardless of campus venue, must be purchased through the licensed catering provider at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
2.5 All requests for service or sale of alcoholic beverages must be submitted for compliance review to the Senior Director, Wayne State University Office of Special Events. The Senior Director shall review the written request and issue a written confirmation of approval or denial based upon information submitted.
2.6 All requests for sale of alcoholic beverages ouside of McGregor Memorial Conference Center require approval from the President and the Secretary of the Board of Governors of Wayne State University. Approvals will be garnered by the office of Special Events in the processing of all special "24-Hour" licenses
2.7 All State of Michigan laws, restrictions and regulations apply to all service and sales of alcoholic beverages, including, but not limited to, restrictions against service and sales to minors or at events and activities where the minors present represent more than 10% of the total audience.
3.0 Service and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center
3.1 Venue must be scheduled in advance through the room reservation office of the Student Center.
3.2 At the time of the reservation, service and sale of alcoholic beverages must be indicated and appropriate review and approval from the Office of Special Events must be obtained prior to the reservtion being confirmed.
3.3 All arrangements for service and sale of alcoholic beverages must be coordinated by the catering provider at McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
3.4 Sales: The Senior Director will review and stipulate any special conditions or requirements for sales, and issue an approval or denial. Applicant should work with the McGregor Memorial Conference Center staff for all arrangements.
4.0 Service and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages at Campus Locations Other Than the McGregor Memorial Conference Center
4.1 All requests for service or sale of alcoholic beverages must be submitted to the Senior Director of the Office of Special Events pursuant to 2.5 above for review and approval.
4.2 Service Only (no sales) at all venues: The Senior Director will review and stipulate conditions as they may apply, and issue an approval or denial. If approved, approval notice should be submitted to the McGregor Memorial Conference Center staff for arrangements of service, including purchase, staffing and other conditions as stipulated.
4.3 Sales at all campus venues outside of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center require a special "24-hour" license. Application for the special liquor license must be made not less than 15 business days, nor more than 30 business days, prior to the date for which the license is requested.
4.3.1 Persons making application for special (24-hour) liquor licenses are responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals, posting all required bonds, and paying all required license fees associated with the issuance of the special liquor license.
4.3.2 The Senior Director of the office of Special Events and the university's Office of the General Counsel shall be available to provide advice and assistance to groups making application for special liquor licenses.
4.3.3 All alcoholic beverages sold on the campus of Wayne State University pursuant to the issuance of special liquor licenses must be purchased from the mcGregor Memorial Conference Center pursuant to its Class C conference center license.
5.0 Prohibition Against unauthorized Sale or Service of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus
5.1 Except as set forth in this university policy, alcoholic beverages shall not be served or sold on the campus of Wayne State University.
6.1 This university policy is revocable at any time at the discretion of the president without notice.
7.0 Effective Date
7.1 This university policy is effective upon issuance.
7.2 This university policy supersedes University Policy 2001-11 First Release.
Signed by President M. Roy Wilson, February 1, 2022