Most Valley CSUs look askance at selling beer at athletic events
July 14, 2017
• None seems poised to plunge into frothy controversy
• Fresno State seems closest to approving beer sales
While officials at Fresno State seem ready to approve the sale of beer at some athletic events, three of the four other Central Valley California State University campuses seem reluctant to follow.
California State University has issued a new executive order lifting a prohibition on the sale and service of alcoholic beverages at university intercollegiate athletic events, leaving it up to each CSU campus to decide if it will sell alcoholic beverages at its intercollegiate athletic events.
"Fresno State is considering the sale of alcohol at some of its athletic venues, but will exercise operational discretion within each venue as appropriate,” said Fresno State Vice President for Administration/Interim CFO Deborah Adishian-Astone earlier this week.
But any beer trail blazed by the Bulldogs may not find Roadrunners, Wildcats or Titus the Warrior racing to catch up. Hornets have not been heard from.
"Chico State University is thoughtfully reviewing and considering Executive Order 1109. Any sale of alcohol at certain campus events will adhere to the EO and a well-defined campus policy. Safety is of paramount importance with all campus activities and functions,” says California State University, Chico Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers, home of the Wildcats.
Definitely remaining keenly sober will be Titus the Warrior at Stanislaus State. “Stanislaus State does not have plans to consider alcohol sales at athletic events, according to our Vice President for Student Affairs,” says Janice Curtin, a spokeswoman for the university.
“No decision has been made at CSUB,” adds Shelby Parker, public affairs coordinator at CSU Bakersfield, where the Roadrunners roost.
California State University, Sacramento, home of the Hornets, did not respond to the CVBT query.