The University's Alcohol Policy

Campus Alcohol Policy

The University's policy on the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages are outlined in the Presidential Directives Opens in new window , which are reprinted in the Student Handbook Opens in new window . Consumption of alcohol on campus is limited to certain approved events and locations. Underage consumption or possession of alcohol is a violation of state law. Violators are subject to criminal arrest and citation. The university recognizes that alcohol dependency is an illness and a health problem. Information, presentations and referral services are available on campus to assist students in finding alternatives to substance abuse, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and the ability to cope with problems as they arise. For more information regarding alcohol on campus. Opens in new window

The Student Health and Counseling Center Opens in new window provides an ongoing health education program on alcohol abuse. The Center's health educator maintains an active outreach program involving presentations to student clubs and organizations, residence halls, fraternity and sororities, and classes.

Students found in violation of University alcohol policies may be subject to academic probation, suspension or expulsion. Parents or guardians may be notified about any disciplinary violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance which has been committed by a student who is under the age of 21.

Employees in violation of the university alcohol and drug policies may be subject to corrective action or dismissal or be required to participate fully in an approved counseling or rehabilitation program. Applicable legal sanctions under local, State and Federal law for the unlawful possession of distribution of alcohol range from probation, diversion imprisonment in the county jail for less than year, to imprisonment in State prison.