Catering Policy

Alcohol Policy

The purpose of this policy is to promote and educate about the lawful and responsible use of alcohol by students, and to educate about illegal drugs in order to maintain an environment that is consistent with the educational focus of Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech will comply with all federal, state, and local laws and policies, including the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, on the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by its students. The legal drinking age in the State of Georgia is 21.

Each member of the Georgia Tech community should be involved in the implementation of, and compliance with this policy. Unless otherwise stated by law, each individual retains responsibility for his or her actions at all times regardless of his or her mental state, even if altered by alcohol or other drugs.

Campus organizations may develop and enforce additional group/individual standards which are more restrictive than those established in this policy.

  • Campus departments may request approval to serve alcoholic beverages for special events.
  • Alcoholic Beverage Agreement and a copy of the caterer's "letter of liability" or bartender's pouring permit along with a photo ID must be submitted to the Student Success Center three days prior to the event.
  • Consumption will be limited to a reasonable amount and may be curtailed by the caterer, bartender, or a Student Success Center representative.
  • The sponsoring organization will be responsible for enforcement of order and imposed alcohol limits.
  • A licensed caterer or a bartender with a pouring permit must serve all alcohol and verify that all persons drinking alcohol are of legal drinking age.
  • Individuals may not bring their own alcoholic beverages.