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Alcohol Policy
Social events are only one small aspect of fraternal membership. But when we do get together to have a good time, we make sure that we do so responsibly.

Unlike popular belief, fraternity dues are not a cover charge. Your fraternity dues will never go toward the purchase of alcohol. We hold ourselves to our policies and hope that you will too. We also hold ourselves to Elon's alcohol policies, which may be found here.

A Resolution on Alcoholic Beverages

Be It Resolved by Lambda Chi Alpha, duly convened at the 1988 General Assembly, that the following policy be adopted as official policy of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (Amended by the 1992 General Assembly):


Recognizing its responsibility for the social well-being and welfare of its members; and with the objective that the social atmosphere and environment of its chapters be one in harmony with the spirit and ideals of this Fraternity; Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity adopts this policy related to alcoholic beverages.

  1. The possession, consumption, and distribution of alcoholic beverages on the premises of any chapter or colony or at any entertainment or function given in the name of, or for the benefit of, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity shall not be in conflict with institutional, state, provincial, or local regulations and policies.

  2. There shall be no sale of alcoholic beverages by a chapter or colony.

  3. Chapter funds shall not be used to purchase alcohol.

  4. No chapter shall sponsor or co-sponsor any activity that is classified as an "open party" that is characterized by unrestricted and/or public access to alcoholic beverages.

  5. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor, charitable organization or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given away, sold, or otherwise provided to those present.

  6. No member shall permit, tolerate, encourage, or participate in "drinking games" on chapter premises or at any chapter activity or function.

  7. No alcohol shall be present at any associate member pre-initiation, or initiation activity of the chapter.

  8. Designated drivers shall be available in sufficient numbers at any function where alcoholic beverages are present.

  9. Adequate procedures shall be used to admit only invited guests to chapter events.

  10. The presence of alcoholic beverages shall be monitored in an appropriate manner to assure compliance with the risk management guidelines of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

  11. The Fraternity directs its chapters to implement a membership recruitment program that eliminates the use of alcoholic beverages.