Tips to Minimize Risk Level when Hosting a Party
- Serve water, non-alcoholic drinks and provide snacks for guests, especially for those under 21.
- Think about providing alternative activities for the group; alcohol doesn’t need to be the main event.
- Be wary of serving alcohol in large, open “punch bowl” type containers; in these situations it would be easy for someone to slip in a drug.
- If you notice someone appearing very drunk early on, call 911, as they may have been drugged.
- To protect your personal belongings and property, close bedrooms to guests.
- Have one main entrance and close other access routes such as windows.
- If the party gets out of hand, call the police yourself, rather than risk a neighbor reporting you. The officers will help you out! City of Davis Police Department, non-emergency: (530) 747-5400
- Check IDs* for everyone entering your party, not just UC Davis IDs.
- Acceptable forms of ID with age information include valid driver license, state-issued ID and U.S. active-duty military ID.
If the Party is Hosted by a Registered Student Organization
- Designate a risk manager (a member of the organization or advisor) to oversee risk management policies and procedures.
- Consider hiring professional security staff to assist with:
- Overseeing the function.
- Managing uninvited guests.
- Checking the identification of invited guests.
- Never promote or sponsor a function where you or your organization may be interpreted as selling alcohol by:
- Selling drink tickets.
- Charging for “all you can drink”.
- Hosting an event in conjunction with a local bar or alcohol distributor.