Business Services Policy - Alcohol Purchases

The purpose of this policy is to provide additional guidance regarding the purchase and payment of alcohol in support of the campus Alcohol Policies administered by the Director of University Centers.
 Functional Owner Procurement Director
 Executive Sponsors Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
 Policy Contact Assistant Controller

Who this policy applies to:
All employees and community stakeholders who use University administered funds to purchase alcoholic beverages. 

Policy Detail:
The purchase of alcohol with University administered funds is strictly prohibited except in the following instances: 

  • purchases made by Dining Services for resale. 
  • purchases of alcohol for UW (University of Wisconsin) sponsored meetings and conferences when wine or beer is served with dinner and included with the conference fee. 

Alcohol may not be purchased for receptions. Student activity fees may not be used to purchase alcohol. 

Per University Centers’ Alcohol Policies, alcohol service is available only to University students, staff, faculty, and their invited guests and non-University groups during University sponsored conferences and meetings held on campus. The University Food Service is the sole licensed vendor of beverage alcohol on campus.  

Revision history:
Effective: May 1, 2015
Last Reviewed: April 24, 2015

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KeywordsBusiness Services Policy, policy, Alcohol Purchases   Doc ID116722
OwnerMark H.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2022-02-14 08:22:16Updated2022-08-01 13:39:13
SitesUW-La Crosse
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