Administrative Services

File code: APS.TAILG.POL
Approval Date: 09/06/11
Approved By: President

Tailgate Policy

Tailgating is permitted on days of home football games at Western Illinois University to provide social opportunities prior to the start of the game and to encourage attendance at the game. Designated tailgating areas and other guidelines will be posted to the Intercollegiate Athletics website prior to all home football games.

The laws of the State of Illinois apply to all tailgate activities and violators will be subject to prosecution. Alcohol consumption for individuals over the age of 21 is only allowed within the specifically designated area. Kegs or common sources of alcohol are not permitted.

At its discretion, the University may terminate parties or take other appropriate action against individuals, groups or organizations whose conduct during tailgating is irresponsible, unreasonable or inconsistent with University policy, regulations, ordinances, or laws.