According to State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) policy 918, alcoholic beverages are prohibited upon land or in buildings owned by the University of North Dakota.
However, SBHE 918 gives the president authority to approve exceptions to this policy. All exceptions are subject to applicable state and local laws and ordinances.
To seek an exception, complete a request using one of the online forms below at least three weeks prior to the event. If approved, alcohol must be provided and served by a licensed alcohol vendor. The vendor must meet State of North Dakota insurance requirements. The responsible party (sponsor, coordinator, or entity responsible for event) is accountable for making all arrangements with the alcohol vendor and must complete an event approval request form in advance of the activity.
Sponsored Events/Single Event Exception
These exceptions are applicable for single events, in a specific location and on a specific date.
Exceptions for events at which UND students under the age of 21 may be the primary audience must be submitted by a UND or affiliate employee representing a University department/affiliate or a faculty, staff or alumni advisor of a recognized student organization. Exceptions for these events will be considered if certain criteria are met (see Alcohol and Drug policy).
Annual Exception by Location
Annual exceptions are applicable to venues that are utilized for several events throughout the fiscal year. Annual exceptions may be requested at any time by completing an alcohol exception form; however, venues are strongly encouraged to submit the request prior to the start of each fiscal year.
Venues with an annual exception must have the responsible party complete the single event exception if there is a potential for UND students under the age of 21 to be the primary audience in attendance for an event.