Party Monitor Training. Contents. Party Monitor Responsibilities Event Registration Process Social Host Liability Liability North Carolina Alcohol Laws Duke University Policies Fire Codes and Safety. Contents, cont. Assessing Levels of Intoxication Intoxication Rate Medical Assistance
There are a number of things to do to ensure you are following the guidelines of being a Party Monitor. They are as follows…
Wear the Party Monitor shirt during the entire event
Keep hallways clear
When needed, call for assistance
Monitor occupancy levels
Guide the organization in following university policies
Monitor party guest health and safetyParty Monitor Responsibilities
Conditions for Social Host Liability
**Also note: Serving alcohol to underage individuals is illegal**
The following are examples of court cases where students and organizations were found liable:
You can protect yourself from legal penalties and liabilities by making Reasonable Efforts.
Reasonable Efforts are actions you take to prevent illegal alcohol distribution and other alcohol-related problems.
Examples of Reasonable Efforts include:
Examples of Reasonable Efforts:
It is important to adhere to all laws of the state of North Carolina. Regardless of your hometown, you are subject to NC laws when in state.
Undergraduate Alcohol Policy
Whether on campus or off, the following is prohibited:
Students under the age of 21 are not permitted to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages. Being under the influence of any amount of alcohol is considered a violation of this provision.
General Provisions Violation:
No kegs are permitted on campus in private rooms, student apartments, commons rooms, or other public space. (University bartenders may distribute alcohol from kegs in public space at officially approved registered events.)
General Provisions Violation cont.:
Group-Sponsored Social Functions
Recognized groups may be held accountable for violations of the alcohol policy that occur during a group-sponsored event on campus. The group will be held accountable if they failed to take appropriate precautions.
Appropriate Precautions must include:
Formal disciplinary action will not be taken against students for whom medical assistance is sought, or against those who seek medical assistance for themselves or others, provided that the student/group has not violated other university policies that warrant formal disciplinary action.
Prior to the event, Party Monitors should familiarize themselves with the building layout and accessibility as well as all exits and maximum occupancy limits. This information can be found at:
The following decorations are prohibited:
Exits- DO NOT BLOCK, LOCK, OR OBSTRUCT any door with “EXIT” over it
Fire Safety Equipment- Do not move, hide, destroy, or deactivate fire safety equipment.
Know the maximum occupancy number for your venue
Sometimes when you look at a guest you see signs that suggest the guest is intoxicated. These behaviors fall into four different categories called Behavioral Cues.
Behavioral Cues include the following:
The signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning:
Physical Size, Gender, and Rate of Consumption can affect a person’s intoxication rate
All alcohol beverages contain pure alcohol and other ingredients. Pure alcohol is the substance that causes intoxication.
Each of the following drinks is one serving of alcohol:
- 1 ounce of 100- proof liquor
Eating food before or while drinking can significantly slow down the intoxication rate.
Eating food AFTER drinking DOES NOT slow down alcohol’s absorption or effect.
Alcohol is a depressant. Mixing it with both legal and illegal drugs can speed up its effects and have an unpredictable outcome.
Signs of need for medical assistance include:
While waiting for assistance for a passed out individual:
Often times conflicts will arise at an event. Below are tips for diffusing conflicts:
Tips for diffusing conflicts, cont.:
Ex: “I am following our campus policy. I cannot allow you to drink at our party.”
Ways to support someone who has been abused, assaulted, or violated:
Monitoring entrances helps you know who is at your event, what assistance they may need, and helps you anticipate situations
Tips for Preventing Overcrowding:
Your organization can help the environment by recycling at your event
What is recyclable?
Anything that has a recycling symbol with a #1,2,5, or 7 in the middle of it.
This includes all beverage bottles, any aluminum cans, and Solo cups.
Is your organization interested in getting money for your cans?
Continue on to complete the Party Monitor quiz.