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Party Smart

Tailgating

The great American tradition! While it is great to get together with friends before the big game and have a BBQ, EWU is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all fans and their families.
Each individual is responsible for his/her behavior and is expected to act responsibly and in compliance with university policy, EWU student conduct code and Washington state laws.  Fans should exercise responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.  EWU has a zero tolerance for under age consumption of alcohol.  Alcohol is not permitted inside the stadium, except in the designated area. Any attempt to bring alcohol inside the stadium or possession of an alcohol beverage not purchased by EWU concessionaire will result in ejcetion from the stadium.  Any fan that shows signs of impairment or intoxication will not be allowed to enter the stadium, and may be subject to arrest.

Alcohol Policy

Throwing a Party

There are a few things that you should know before you have a party:

The Neighbor: Your Guests:
We all have them.  Whether they're good or bad, they can make or break your party so having a relationship with them is key. What to Know
Before a party try these TIPS to satisfy their need to know!
  • Talk to them before the party.
  • Let them know the hours of your party, especially when the music will be turned down!
  • Parties during the week may bother neighbors that work (Thursday is a week night).
  • Keep the party indoors with the windows closed to avoid complaints about "that loud music"
  • Invite them to come (chances are they won't, so don't worry to much).
  • Pick up all outside evidence before you stumble off to bed or the sun rises, whichever comes first.
  • Check in with them after the party (take a shower first and don't forget to brush your teeth).
  • Minors CANNOT DRINK (serve a minor and it's on you, and we don't think you want to pay the hefty fine).  If alcohol is going to be served, everybody needs to be 21 or over.
  • Know your guests.  Only invite people you know and trust.  That weird guy that nobody knows sleeping on your couch might not be such a good idea, and could be hard to get rid of.
  • Keep the size reasonable (200+ people - is not reasonable).
  • Make sure everyone leaves with a designated driver to get home - this doesn't mean the least drunk person.
  • Don't let anyone leave alone you can be held accountable for the actions of your guests while they're at the party and afterwards.
  • Lock all the rooms you don't want people going into and keep valuables in a safe place - you don't want someone walking away with your laptop, playstation, etc.
  • Don't encourage drinking games - they can get loud and DANGEROUS.
So your neighbor called the POLICE?
Don't panic - just follow these simple guidelines:
  • Answer the door - yeah yeah, it sounds scary, but you'll be better off in the long run.
  • Do what they tell you, i.e., if they tell you to turn down the music, DO IT! (The city of Cheney does have a noise ordinance).
  • The party's over - if they tell you to end the party - END IT!

Responsible Alcohol Consumption 

  • Responsible alcohol consumption is drinking no more than one alcoholic beverage per hour.

 

  • Alternate nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
  • Drink on a full stomach and have food available while you drink.
  • Avoid letting others handle your drink and don't leave it unattended.
  • Use your sober designated driver to get home.
  • Drink moderately.  Get a good buzz on, then ride it out and enjoy.  You'll love it, everybody around you will love it, and you won't be the topic of everybody's conversation the next day.

Alternatives

There are many alternatives to drinking. Although, Cheney is fairly small, it offers numerous activities, such as hiking, fishing, swimming, bowling, intramural sports, EPIC adventures and other on-campus events. The city of Spokane is just a few miles down the road to expand your possibilities.

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