Serving Alcohol On-Campus

Your club has two options when planning an on-campus event where alcohol (beer and wine only) will be served:
  • Your club can coordinate alcohol purchase with Global Hub Catering if the event is taking place in the Global Hub or anywhere else on campus.
  • Your club may also coordinate alcohol purchase with Northwestern Catering if the event is on-campus and outside of the Global Hub.
Please note: Purchased and donated alcohol cannot be served at the same event. All other on-campus event policies are listed here.

Purchasing Alcohol

The best and easiest option for events in the Global Hub is to order directly through Global Hub Catering (For on-campus events outside of the Global Hub, their equivalent is Northwestern Catering.) When using these two services, you don't need to obtain event pre-approval; you can simply get on with planning your event! Additionally, they'll bill your club's account directly, making the payment process stress-free.

Donated Alcohol

Students are not allowed to solicit companies for donations of alcohol; however, sometimes a company will offer to donate beer and wine to your event on their own accord. In these situations, you'll follow the steps below.

Make sure to keep your Club Coordinator informed throughout the entire process.

Step 1: Select one of the on-campus vendors (Global Hub Catering for the GH or outside of the GH and Northwestern Catering for outside of GH) and make a tentative reservation for a time slot and bartenders.  
Step 2: Connect your contact at the donating company to your Global Hub Catering or Northwestern Catering contact.

Please note that tax credits will not be given for donations that serve as marketing for the donating company.

Questions?
Contact your Club Coordinator at groupeventsupport@kellogg.northwestern.edu, (847) 467-1096, or stop by the Student Experience Center (Suite 1391).