Towson University is committed to
promoting a safe and fun
environment for our university
community and students to come
together and support our athletics
The 3 “S”s of Tailgating
Safety! Safety of our students, of our visitors and of our
Spirit! Tailgating should be a warm-up for the spirit of the
home athletic event. It is done so in the spirit of TU
Socializing! Tailgating should be a time for students to get
together, have fun, and celebrate being a TU tiger!
Is it a party or is it a tailgate?
Variety of food & beverages
Non alcoholic beverages available
Sufficient number of food & drink
for people attending
Precursor to going to enjoy the
Fun and relaxing way to enjoy the
Individual, small groups
Common sources of alcohol (kegs,
beer tubs, trash cans of beer)
Lack of food
Excessive quantities of alcohol
Large number of people
What are the tailgating policies*?
All state & local laws AND university policies are in effect.
To consume, transport, or possess alcohol you must be 21
years of age or older
Those 21 years of age or older can have no more than one
6-pack of beer or no more than 24 oz. of wine. No hard
liquor or common sources of alcohol (kegs, party balls,
wine boxes etc.)
Individuals must carry their own alcohol
Drinking games are not permitted
No person or group can provide alcohol to anyone under
21 years of age
Public intoxication is prohibited, even if you are of age to
No pets permitted (with the exception of service animals)
Individuals are not permitted to bring an open container
on to the lot or in the game.
Glass beverage containers are not permitted.
All vehicles must have a valid Lot 14 permit.
Active sports (Frisbee, football throwing) are permitted as
long as they do not endanger anyone around them.
Tents larger than 10x10, platforms & stages are not
permitted unless approved in advance
Open containers may not be brought onto the lot or into
The lot will be cleared at the start of the game
*See: http://www.towson.edu/studentaffairs/policies/ Tailgating Policy and
Procedures (TU 06-09.02)
How to help if things go wrong…
Step in and do the right thing! Don’t just be a bystander.
If you see someone who needs medical attention, alert a
staff member or call TUPD 410-704-4444.
Gather a group of friends to step in and don’t allow others
to get hurt.
If you see a friend acting inappropriately, step in and
address it—help to stop the behavior.
So, what is expected of all of us?
Students: Tailgate responsibly, have fun, and abide by laws &
university policies. Also, please clean up after yourselves on the way
Student Affairs Staff: Inform students and the community about
appropriate tailgating procedures and assist tailgaters with any
questions they have.
Parking Staff: Direct traffic to appropriate parking spots. Assigned
spots are not negotiable.
SAFE Event Staff: Ensure acceptable tailgating, uphold policies, cite
inappropriate and/or dangerous behavior, remove tailgaters as
University Police: Uphold the law & university policy. They are
recognized, sworn law enforcement officers and have full powers of
citation and arrest.
Alcohol Education @ Towson University
Information regarding alcohol and other drugs can
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