3.4 Alcohol in University Housing Buildings

Public intoxication is prohibited on campus, including in the residences. Public intoxication is defined as visible intoxication, such as being unable to walk unassisted, unable to speak coherently and/or unable to stand without aid. Public intoxication or appearing in a public place noticeably under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance to the degree that the person is likely to endanger themselves or another person or property. 

The use of alcohol will not, under any circumstances, be accepted as an excuse for irresponsible behavior. 

A keg of beer or similar large volume containers, whether empty, partially, or full, are prohibited in residences, regardless of the age of the resident. 

Residents 21 Years of Age and Older  

Residents 21 years of age or older may have, and responsibly consume, alcohol only in their assigned residence hall room, suite, or apartment with the door closed. A resident 21 years of age or older may not buy alcohol for or serve alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age. 

Using empty beer bottles, cans, or other alcoholic beverage containers for decoration or display in resident rooms or in University Housing residence is considered “trophying” and is not allowed. 

Least Restrictive Sanctions for Alcohol and Drug Violations  

To find the Least Restrictive Sanctions for Alcohol and Drug Violations, go to the Student Standards and Conduct handbook. 

Updated August 2022 

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