On-Campus Pub to Have 'Substantially Equivalent' Hours to Off-Campus Bars
Student leaders signed a memorandum of understanding for the New South Student Center pub with Dr. Todd Olson, Georgetown’s vice president of student affairs, Thursday.
Georgetown University students want their future on-campus pub to offer hours for alcohol sales that are similar to bars in the Georgetown neighborhood that students frequent. The New South Student Center, a $15.5 million project, is meant to provide a center on campus for student social life.
The demand for "substantially equivalent" alcohol sale hours was one among several items listed on the memorandum of understanding signed by student leaders and Dr. Todd Olson, Georgetown’s vice president of student affairs, Thursday.
“The New South Student Center will be an important center of campus life, and GUSA will maintain an active involvement in the project to ensure students’ interests continue to be put first,” GUSA President Clara Gustafson said in a press release.
According to the press release, other key requests include:
- The pub will serve beer, wine, and liquor on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with additional dates and times to be determined upon consultation with GUSA
- The hours for sales and services of alcoholic beverages must be substantially equivalent to the hours of other Georgetown neighborhood bars generally frequented by Georgetown students
- The pub will have direct access and service to the NSSC outdoor terrace. Patrons of the pub will be allowed to carry food and alcoholic drink on the terrace during designated hours
- The pub vendor commits to recruit all part-time employees from the Georgetown student body
- The pub vendor will agree to form a committee to provide input on menu, food and drink selection, student programming, and advertising of the pub, comprised of students, members of Student Affairs, a member from GUSA, and a member from the University Services and pub vendor
- Any agreement must include the availability of 18+nights at the ub on given days agreed to among GUSA, the University, and pub management, or a system of wristbands, hand stamps or other similar equivalents for admitting underage students to the bar area during times where alcohol is served, while preventing underage consumption of alcohol
- Students of Georgetown University will have the exclusive right to name the New South Terrace
The full memorandum is available online.