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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES POLICY

 

Drinking by those under age is unacceptable. Rugby is not an excuse to drink illegally.

At rugby matches held in college campus settings, serving or selling alcoholic beverages before, during, or immediately after the match (up to one hour) is prohibited. Campus policies on alcoholic beverages must be strictly adhered to.

At rugby matches involving only collegiate teams, the selling or serving of alcoholic beverages before, during, or immediately after the match (up to one hour) is prohibited.

At rugby matches or events that mix collegiate and open clubs, alcoholic beverages may be served or sold (under local laws and regulations) provided that active measures are taken to prevent under age collegiate players and all other under age persons from access to such beverages.

It is the ultimate responsibility of college and local officials to insure that their own regulations and laws are enforced.

Disciplinary action will be taken to censure clubs, event hosts, and others who fail to take the necessary action to enforce these regulations.

 The following guidelines are recommended for those college clubs that violate the Mid-Atlantic Code of Conduct regarding alcoholic beverages.

First Offense:

Offending club to be fined up to $250 and placed on probation for a minimum of one year. During this time, the team will not be permitted to participate in post-season playoffs or have any member participate in its union, territorial or national college All-Star program.

Second Offense: (occurring within 2 yrs. of First Offense)

Offending club to be fined up to $500 and placed on probation for a minimum of two years. During this time, the team will not be permitted to participate in post-season playoffs or have any member participate in its union, territorial or national college All-Star program.

Third Offense: (occurring within 2 yrs. of Second Offense)

Offending club to be suspended. The club may re-apply for union membership after a period of two years and payment of all fines levied.