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UW-Madison adopts new alcohol policy


MADISON (WKOW) -- UW-Madison will adopt a new policy about alcohol at university events in the spring semester. 

A task force of faculty, staff and students recommended changes to the policy earlier this year.

Here are a few details.

The definition of a university event has been clarified to include any gathering, program or activity on school property, sponsored by the school or paid for with university money.

At least two-thirds of people at the event must be 21 or older for alcoholic beverage service to be permitted.

Events must have one responsible employee for the first 50 attendees, and one additional responsible employee for each 25 additional attendees.

Responsible employees must complete an online training course and a new on-line Alcohol Beverage Service Permit that will be accessible in early January via the new website.

The change comes in the wake of sexual assault allegations against former UW athletics official John Chadima for his conduct at a party at the 2012 Rose Bowl, in which alcohol was bought with UW booster funds.


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