“Georgetown Day Event Policies,” a list of rules outlining some no-no’s, was posted on the Georgetown Day website last night. (The document is available to download here.) And as much as it pains Vox‘s heart to say it, it seems that the University is finally clamping down on the alcoholic tendencies that make up the fiber and being of Georgetown Day for many students.
While most of the GU Day policies are re-treads of current Student Code of Conduct policies, such as “Unauthorized alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the event,” and “Any alcoholic beverages and/or coolers found in the public event space may be confiscated,” other event policies are completely new additions.
“We were thoughtful about the sanctions, considering the fact that the event is close to the end of the year,” Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Jeanne Lord said on Monday night.
Most notably under these policies, underage students caught drinking in any “Georgetown Day public event spaces” will face a tough choice: Pay a $50 fine, or spend two hours “volunteering” for Georgetown Day clean up. If a student chooses the latter, he’ll be expected to check in at the Volunteer Table promptly at 5 p.m.
Additionally, the event policies state, “DPS officers have the right to inspect personal belongings such as backpacks in the event area if they suspect individuals of bringing alcohol to the event.”
For a price, those over 21 won’t have it too badly. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., a concession area will be open for all of-age persons to knock back a few beers—so long one doesn’t balk at the $10 admission. (The fee, which will help support Georgetown’s Haiti Relief and Recovery efforts, gets bumped to $15 without a GO Card.) So, what do you get for the price of admission?
“[Each] paid guest will receive a reusable cup,” according to the event policies.
Image by @KingGeorgetown, who might be a bit distraught when he reads this post.