Legal Use of Alcohol on Campus

Recognizing that alcohol plays a role in today’s society, University policy permits responsible alcohol use in the following situations:

  1. In student rooms, suites or apartments where at least one resident is 21 or older. In this situation:
    • only residents and guests 21 or older may consume alcohol
    • no open containers may leave the room, suite or apartment
    • alcohol is prohibited from balconies and patios
    • doors to public spaces must be closed
    • hosts are responsible for ensuring that guests know and follow the policies of the University.
  2. At functions such as dances, concerts, and receptions where the host has fulfilled necessary requirements to hold such an event. Only those 21 or older can be served (proof of age required). Intoxicated individuals cannot enter or participate in the event and therefore cannot be served and may be asked to leave the event. No alcohol may enter or leave the event.