Alcohol at University Events
Liquor Permits are required for all events sponsored by a student or university organization. If you wish to serve alcohol at a University event, you must obtain prior university approval to do so. If you are not charging a fee for the event and people under the age of 21 will attend, you
- Must provide a method to ensure that no one under age 21 is served alcohol (e.g. inviting graduate students only or checking IDs before serving).
- Must complete an "Alcohol Use Report" from Student Affairs (368.2020) and return the form so that department has record of the event.
For details visit Alcohol Use and Guidelines on the Student Affairs website. In addition, you must also ensure that, with your knowledge, no one leaves the event intoxicated.
Obtaining a Liquor Permit
Temporary (one-time) permits are available on the Ohio Liquor Control Information and Services website: How Do I apply for a Temporary Liquor Permit. The most frequently used permits are "F" and "F2" permits.
F Permit - DLC4115: This form is used for any association of ten (10) or more people, labor union, or charitable organization sponsoring a function for his/her employees to sell BEER ONLY.
F-2 Permit - DLC 4138: This form is used for a non-profit organization organized for a charitable, cultural, fraternal, or educational purpose, to sell beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor by the drink, at a place where the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor on that day is otherwise permitted by law.
When you receive your "F" or "F-2" permit, fax (368.5481) or drop off a copy to the Office of General Counsel, Adelbert Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 311 for review and approval once you have completed your portion of the form. The Office of General Counsel will route it for the appropriate signature's and contact you when it is ready for pick up.
Ohio Liquor Laws and Rules
If you have questions about the rules and regulations of Ohio Liquor Control Laws, visit State of Ohio, Division of Liquor Control.