|Approved||December 4, 2013|
|Reviewed||September 7, 2020|
Students shall adhere to the following procedures when sampling Alcoholic Products:
- Only enrolled students in a class as part of the Blue Ridge Community College Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation Technology Degree and/or the Craft Beer Academy shall be allowed to sample Alcoholic Products and only during the actual class time. All classes shall be under the direct supervision of the class instructor at all times.
- All students must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age before they are allowed to sample Alcoholic Products.
- For purposes of these procedures, sampling shall be defined as follows:
- Malt Beverage-Two (2) ounces of malt beverage equals one (1) sample. Students may have no more than three (3) samples over the course of one (1) hour and may not have more than eight (8) samples over the course of an entire class period.
- Spirituous Liquor-One-fourth (1/4) ounce of spirituous liquor equals one (1) sample. Students may have no more than three (3) samples of spirituous liquor over the course of one (1) class period.
- Unfortified Wine-One (1) ounce of unfortified wine equals one (1) sample. Students may have no more than three (3) samples over the course of one (1) class period.
- Students may only sample from one (1) of the three (3) categories above per class period.
- Prior to any sampling, students shall sign a statement saying that they have not consumed any Alcoholic Products in at least the four (4) hours prior to the sampling. Students shall also verify that they do not have any condition and are not currently on medication that, when combined with Alcoholic Products, may impair their judgment and/or motor ability. Even if a student signs the statement, an instructor may not allow a student to consume any samples if the instructor has reasonable suspicion to believe that a student is intoxicated or otherwise substantially impaired.
- If a student has participated in a sampling in any class, regardless of whether he/she had the maximum amount of sampling as allowed per these procedures, the student is prohibited from participating in any other samplings in any other classes for the remainder of that calendar day.
- Except as specifically noted in this Policy 4.29 and these procedures, all policies and procedures pertaining to alcohol consumption on campus, including, but not limited to, the Code of Student Conduct, are incorporated herein.
Instructors shall adhere to the following procedures when a sampling of Alcoholic Products occurs during their class:
- Prior to any sampling, the instructor shall collect from the students the signed statement noted in Section 5 below:
- At the end of each class, where a sampling has occurred, whether the class was held on campus or at an off-campus location, the instructor shall state that if a student feels uncomfortable or uncertain about his/her ability to operate a motor vehicle as a result of the sampling, alternative transportation, at the student’s expense, will be arranged by the instructor. If, based on personal observation, the instructor feels that a student is intoxicated or otherwise substantially impaired and the student does not request and/or refuses alternative transportation, the instructor shall immediately notify Blue Ridge Community College security and ask the student to remain at that location until Blue Ridge Community College Campus Law Enforcement arrives. If the student leaves the location without the instructor’s consent, the student shall be withdrawn from the class and program.
- At the end of each class held at an off-campus location when a sampling has occurred, the instructor will clearly announce that the class is over and provide the alternative transportation offer stated above. The instructor shall then leave the off-campus location. If a student desires to remain at the off-campus location and continue consuming Alcoholic Products, he/she may do so based upon their own choice and volition and assume the risk of any incidents and issues that may result from that decision.
- At the end of each class held at a campus location when a sampling has occurred, if there are any Alcoholic Products remaining after the sampling, the instructor shall either collect and store (under lock) the remainder of the Alcoholic Products which may be used in a future class or dispose of the remainder. None of the remaining Alcoholic Products shall be given or distributed to anyone. The failure of a student(s) to provide his/her remaining Alcoholic Product to the instructor will be an act of insubordination and shall subject the student to disciplinary action which could include removal from the class. The failure of an instructor to properly collect/store or dispose of remaining Alcoholic Products will be an act of insubordination and shall subject the instructor to disciplinary action which could include dismissal.
- Instructors shall receive annual training on identifying intoxicated or impaired students.
A copy of this Policy 4.29 and these procedures shall be distributed to each student at the first class of the course (or first class that the student attends) and each student must sign and date a copy of Policy 4.29 and these procedures and return it to his/her instructor before the student is allowed to participate in any sampling.