All persons must comply with federal, state, and local laws and the policies of Georgia Tech and the Board of Regents governing the use, possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, and sale of alcoholic beverages while on the Georgia Tech campus and at Georgia Tech events either on- or off-campus.

Alcohol may be served at Georgia Tech events on-campus only with prior approval from the Office of the President or its designees (see below). Once approval has been received, the Georgia Tech organizer must comply with the procedures outlined in this policy. For on-campus events that require the Alcohol Approval Form, event organizers must abide by the following:

  • Alcohol cannot be served before 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Alcohol service should end half an hour before the event end time.

Tailgates are permitted without prior authorization for Georgia Tech sporting events and certain other campus events as announced by the Office of the President, but hosts and participants will be expected to abide by the procedures outlined in this policy.

This policy does not apply to the lawful use of alcohol in campus residences.

Important Note to Delegated Approvers:

  • If you are a delegated approver and the organizer of an event where alcohol will be served, the Alcohol Approval Form will be routed at least one level above you. If you are submitting the Alcohol Approval Form on behalf of a delegated approver, please enter their information in the “Event Owner” section of the form so approval can be properly routed one level above them.
  • Alcohol Approval Forms will automatically be routed to the Dean of Students for events where students are invited.
  • Security must be booked for large events as well as events with attendees under the legal drinking age of 21. Alcohol Approval Forms will automatically be routed to the Georgia Tech Police Department for events with 100 participants or greater.