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Alcohol on Campus and Liquor Licenses Procedure - 70.01.02

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Alcohol on Campus

Howard Community College discourages the serving of alcohol at events on campus. However, exceptions for certain gatherings may be made with the appropriate approval and paperwork. Events on campus during which liquor is served require permission from the president, as well as the completion of the internal alcohol use form. Forms can be obtained from the president’s office.

Liquor Licenses

If there is a cash bar or admission charged to the event at which alcohol is served, or for an alcohol-related class, it is also necessary to obtain a single-event/one-day liquor license (i.e., Special Class C License) from the Howard County Board of License Commissioners. This form can be obtained from the Howard County government website. The form must be signed by the president.

A check request must be completed by the individual cost center responsible for the event to pay for the liquor license in accordance with the current charge from the county, which is specified on the liquor license application. Temporary licenses will be mailed directly to the requester from the county. Individuals responsible for the event must have the liquor license on site at the event, and displayed if possible.

In accordance with the Howard County Board of License Commissioners, no more than 12 Special Class C liquor licenses can be obtained in one year (May 1 – April 30) by the college. The allotment of 12 includes licenses obtained by the Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, and Rep Stage, as well as any other departments. Fundraising events and continuing education/workforce development classes will have priority in being counted as part of the 12 allotments. The president’s office will track the number of allotments used.

External facilities users holding events at the college must obtain their own liquor licenses, which do not count against the college’s allotment.

Effective Date: 09/14/18

President's Office Use:  PRES

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