Use of Alcoholic Beverages at KGI Sponsored Events

Purpose and Scope

This policy applies to all employees of KGI and visitors to campus. It is intended to sanction only the legal, safe, and appropriate consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus and at KGI-sponsored/ sanctioned off-campus activities or events. This policy should be read in conjunction with KGI’s Drugfree Campus and Workplace Policy (Policy 140). Students are also governed by KGI Drug Free Campus Policy (Policy 340), and Student Use of Alcoholic Beverages On and Off Campus Policy (Policy 341).


Serving of Alcohol on Campus or at Off-Campus KGI-Sponsored Programs Must Be Approved in Advance

Alcoholic beverages may not be served on KGI-owned or controlled property (“KGI property”) or at a KGI-sponsored/sanctioned off-campus activity or event, unless the possession and consumption of alcohol has been specifically approved in advance by the President or Dean.

In the case of spontaneous celebratory toasts, the modest consumption (eg: a single glass) of alcohol is permitted. If students are involved, a responsible faculty or staff member must be in attendance.

Rules Related to Possession or Consumption of Alcohol


  • No one under the age of 21 may possess or consume an alcoholic beverage (as that term is defined in California Business and Professions Code § 23004) on KGI- property or at a KGIsponsored/ sanctioned off-campus activity or event at any time.
  • Individuals violate this policy if they are present on campus (including program sites, such as internship, clinic, and experiential education sites) while intoxicated, regardless of where they consumed the alcohol. For purposes of this policy, whether a person is intoxicated is a determination that may be made based on the individual’s behavior and observations by third parties (and without any requirement that an individual submit to a Breathalyzer, blood alcohol, or other tests).
  • Individual violations of this policy and/or related federal or state regulations will be subject to disciplinary action.


  • KGI event sponsors are expected to supervise and conduct their activities in a responsible and lawful manner.
  • Faculty and staff attending KGI activities are expected to take personal responsibility for their conduct and to comply with this policy, as well as with all local, state, and federal laws and statutes.


The following guidelines apply to events sponsored by KGI where alcohol is served:

  • The possession, use, serving, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages during any event sponsored by KGI shall be in compliance with any and all local, state, and federal laws and statutes.
  • Valid age determinations must be made to assure compliance with minimum age requirements, including efforts to determine if a person is using a false I.D.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Sponsors are responsible for ensuring that moderation is encouraged during events with approved, lawful consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • A person’s decision not to use alcohol is to be respected.
  • Food, snacks, and nonalcoholic beverages must be readily available at any event in which alcoholic beverages are served.