Alcohol Policy

A new policy that provides greater clarity and consistency surrounding the service of alcohol at UW-Madison events took effect at the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. Key provisions improve communication of the alcohol policy to the campus community, clarify the definition of a university event covered by the policy, and establish new time and attendance thresholds for events at which alcohol is served.

A task force of faculty, staff and students recommended changes to the campus alcohol policy. The task force conducted the most comprehensive review of UW-Madison’s alcohol policies and procedures in many years. Recommendations then were reviewed by campus governance groups and other stakeholders. The new policy is intended to promote a safe campus environment and culture of responsibility.

More information about the alcohol policy for UW-Madison events can be found in our UW-Madison Alcohol Beverage Regulations document.