Carnegie Mellon University

Social Host and Alcohol Event Registration Training

A “University Event with Alcohol” is a university event where alcohol will be served either (1) on campus, or (2) off-campus where the alcohol is paid for directly, in whole or in part, with University funds, or where reimbursement, in whole or in part, is made for the purchase of alcohol using University funds.

As detailed in the Social Host & Alcohol Event Registration Procedures [PDF], a University Event with Alcohol must be registered with and approved in advance by the Office of the Dean of Students, and at least one Social Host must be designated for the University Event with Alcohol. A Social Host is an individual responsible for managing a University Event with Alcohol who abstains from consuming alcohol during the event. Social Hosts must be over the age of 21, must be a faculty member, exempt staff member, or a current executive officer of the Graduate Student Assembly, and must complete annual Social Host training. Individuals who are already registered as a Social Host and have completed the virtual Social Host and Alcohol Event Registration training may take the Annual Refresher Training on Canvas to fulfill their annual training requirement. You will be prompted by email to complete the annual Canvas training when you are approaching the one-year mark of your initial training. Please email with any questions. 

Student Affairs will be conducting virtual Social Host and Alcohol Event Registration Trainings via Zoom (the annual refresher training is self-service and available as a course on Canvas). Please complete this Google form to select a virtual training session. Confirmation and Zoom details will be sent prior to the session. Spring 2024 training dates are:

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Monday, March 11, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.