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GUAAExecutive Director:Rebecca Rydstrom, '02 Peikoff Alumni House ("Ole Jim")
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Peikoff Alumni House is located on campus, and it is to be used for institutional and alumni activities and events. Scheduling must give priority to these events. For campus activities, we have a license issued by the District of Columbia (DC) to serve alcohol and insurance for alcohol liability. University functions will serve an institutional purpose, and it will be an event approved by a budget-unit head and financed through institutional funds. Contracting and payments will comply with Gallaudet policies and procedures.
Gallaudet University’s alcohol license and insurance cannot be used by private parties. Even if a host is an employee of Gallaudet, it is not a Gallaudet University function unless it meets the requirements above. Examples of a private function would be a birthday party or wedding shower hosted by the employee. To use the Peikoff Alumni House for a private function, the host of the event must comply with five (5) requirements:
Please note: It is the host, the person sponsoring the event and contracting with the Alumni House, who is responsible for all license, bartender and insurance requirements. The host must have all documentation to the Alumni House management prior to the start of the event. Gallaudet University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel any event that, in its opinion, has not met the licensing or liability insurance requirements. If an event is cancelled due to non –compliance with DC law and the University’s alcohol policy, all funds paid by the host will be forfeited. Under no circumstances will the rental cost of the Alumni House be waived or deposit returned, and the University will assume no financial responsibility for any costs incurred by the host. It is also the sole responsibility of the host, as the contracting party, to read and understand any contractual agreements associated with the event. Examples of these may include the Peikoff Alumni House rental agreement, bartending and catering contracts, liability insurance policies, etc. The University assumes no responsibility to review and approve any contractual documents other that ensuring that they meet the University’s alcohol policy. The University assumes no responsibility to ensure that the arrangements made by the host are appropriate for the activities during the event or adequate for the host’s needs.
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