SCA understands that adults of legal drinking age may choose to consume alcohol after work hours and off program time during their term of service with SCA. Instead of prohibiting this activity, SCA strives to foster a culture of personal and professional responsibility where the consumption of alcohol by legal adults may be done in a responsible manner. With this in mind, alcohol consumption while an SCA member is a privilege and not a right. If the consumption of alcohol becomes a management or safety issue, SCA may revoke this privilege.
The following standards are in addition to the SCA drug-free workplace standards outlined in the SCA Employee Handbook (p.18).
Alcohol is permitted in SCA rented/leased/donated housing under the following circumstances:
1. You must be of legal drinking age.
2. Where alcohol consumption is prohibited by the SCA partner or facility, it will necessarily be prohibited by SCA.
3. There may be no partying in SCA housing (e.g., coolers, kegs of beer).
4. The consumption of alcohol may not infringe on the SCA experience of other members in the dwelling.
5. It is unlawful for minors to be offered or to consume alcohol.
6. No driver of an SCA vehicle my consume alcohol (designated driver rule).
7. Alcohol consumption may not negatively influence a member’s performance during their service.
8. Alcohol is not permitted to be consumed on a field-based hitch.
Per SCA vehicle standards, alcohol is not permitted (consumed or transported) in SCA vehicles (SCA Field Operation Standards, p. 51) It is prohibited to either consume or be under the influence of alcohol during service hours consistent with the standard outlined in the SCA Employee Handbook, p.18.
Alcohol consumption must be done in accordance with all local, state and federal laws.
SCA high school program crew leaders may only consume alcohol after work hours either before crew members arrive or after they depart the program.
Any behavior occurring off-time that is unbecoming of an SCA member or that negatively impacts SCA’s partners or the communities in which we work is grounds for dismissal.