Alcohol Regulations

The possession, consumption, transfer, and sale of alcoholic beverages on Blackhawk premises is strictly prohibited. In addition, possession, use, and sale of alcohol are further regulated in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and Wisconsin Administrative codes. Blackhawk cooperates with local police agencies to enforce underage drinking laws and other violations related to the possession, use, and sale of alcohol. As a Blackhawk student, you are expected to comply with all laws and District policies regarding the use of alcoholic beverages. Depending on the nature of the violation, you may face legal prosecution and/or disciplinary action in accordance with applicable laws and College procedures.

All students must comply with applicable laws and these alcohol regulations:

Medical Reprieve

Student health and safety are of primary concern at BTC. As such, in cases of intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, the College encourages individuals to seek medical assistance for themselves or others. If an individual seeks medical attention due to his/her level of intoxication, the Conduct Officer may not pursue conduct sanctions against the student for alcohol violations. In lieu of student conduct sanctions, the intoxicated student will be required to meet with the Conduct Officer who may issue educational requirements such as an alcohol education class and/or an alcohol and substance abuse assessment.

Please note: Medical Reprieve will not be granted to students who do not seek medical assistance. Students who are confronted by College staff will be referred to the Conduct Officer for alleged policy violations.

Prohibited Activities

The College prohibits alcohol intoxication by students (regardless of age); the unauthorized possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcohol; and driving while impaired due to alcohol consumption. Specifically, this offense includes, but is not limited to:

  • The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol by anyone under the legal age to do so;
  • The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol in violation of any applicable law, including the laws of the State of Wisconsin;
  • The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol in any College building, facility, or property;
  • The possession of any apparatus used to facilitate the rapid consumption of alcohol or drinking games;
  • A violation of any College policy or procedure concerning the use of alcohol or enacted to monitor or control the use of alcohol.

Students who display intoxicated behaviors or students who require staff assistance due to the consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs while attending classes or college functions are subject to disciplinary action.

Evidence of an intoxicated person may include, but is not limited to, a combination of the following indicators:

  • Odor of intoxicants on the breath
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Stumbling or staggering
  • Slurred speech
  • Impairment of dexterity

Other restrictions can be imposed by college administration as deemed necessary.

Student Organizations

No student organization that hosts, organizes, conducts, or participates in an on-campus function or event sponsored or sanctioned by the College shall serve alcohol or permit the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol.

Use of Alcohol On-Campus

As described above, the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Use of Alcohol Off-Campus

The College accepts no responsibility for the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages by students off campus including at events or functions sponsored in whole or in part by one or more student organizations or individuals. A student hosting or attending an off-campus function should be aware of the applicable laws regarding alcohol and should be aware that the College may impose sanctions upon the student for such behavior. The student organization advisors, faculty, staff or other college administration as deemed necessary can impose other restrictions.

Educational Exception

The possession, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverage and intoxication of individuals is allowable, under supervision, direction, and control by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Recruit Academy program, for the education of law enforcement recruits.