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New alcohol policy revisions ban booze from student events

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief

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*UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: Campus Life has just confirmed that Ozzie Oktoberfest has been cancelled.

The Alcohol Procedures and Requirements were changed on Aug. 23 after months of deliberations between the Board of Trustees and campus leaders. The changes directly affect students and campus events.

Video by Carly Kramer and Sebastian Williams

One of the biggest changes between the original contract and the new contract is that alcoholic beverages cannot be served, possessed or consumed in the parking lots and garages. Previously, alcoholic beverages could be consumed in parking lots during tailgating events. Now, that is no longer the case.

Tailgating was suspended in February when a student was transported to the hospital after consuming too much alcohol.

Additionally, any event hosted by, planned for, or in conjunction with students cannot have any sale, possession or consumption of alcohol. Previously, this was limited to fraternities and sororities, who couldn’t serve alcohol at any event or rush designed to recruit students on campus.

Events like Ozzie’s Oktoberfest will no longer serve alcohol as it is an event planned for students.

The J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater and the Field House were removed from the approved areas where people could sell alcohol. The Museum of Contemporary Art was added to one of the approved places where alcohol can be sold.

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Hannah Lee, Editor in Chief

Hannah Lee is a senior studying journalism and psychology. Besides staying busy at Spinnaker, she enjoys her time with her family and watching true crime...

7 Comments

7 Responses to “New alcohol policy revisions ban booze from student events”

  1. John on August 24th, 2018 6:33 pm

    How do we get rid of this guy?

  2. Shellbell on August 24th, 2018 7:32 pm

    NO MORE TAILGATING???? THATS A LOW BLOW UNF.

  3. Katie on August 24th, 2018 8:56 pm

    Might as well go to FSCJ.

  4. John Gannon on August 25th, 2018 10:44 am

    Didn’t think it was possible to ruin UNF even further and we thought Delaney was bad. This has me concerned enough that I’m going to add a legal preface since there have been schools punishing students for expressing their views. (Note that this comment in no way indicates slander or libel towards UNF, it’s student board or it’s faculty. It is only an exercise of freedom of speech/expression of individual discontent with the new policies of the university). With that being said, I’m glad I’m doing my last semester at home and I feel sorry for any incoming students.

  5. Avery Brown on August 26th, 2018 5:56 pm

    Honestly, nothing screamed school spirit like blacking out in lot 18 just to not even make it to the game but instead take home that solid 4. But this is just outright communism, and I’m not gonna just stand around while my rights and jobs are taken away. #bringbacktailgating #thoughtthiswasamerica

  6. Austin Beck on August 27th, 2018 1:51 pm

    Why shelter incoming students from alcohol when we live in a society that is surrounded by it in nearly every restaraunt, gas station, grocery store, etc. Bring back alcohol at events but regulate them tightly to avoid liability issues. (Risk management)

  7. Ozzie Osprey on September 2nd, 2018 10:40 am

    Who cares? UNF doesn’t even have a football team so who exactly were people tailgating for anyway?
    Also just put your booze in a red Solo cups. Not like they have enough cops to check every single person drinking.
    The only bad thing is canceling Oktoberfest.

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