The College’s alcohol policy conforms to all local, state, and federal laws. It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to purchase, consume, possess, or transport any alcohol, liquor, or malt, or brewed beverages containing alcohol. Distribution of alcohol by sale or gift to persons under 21 is forbidden.
The College does not prohibit the lawful keeping and consuming of alcoholic beverages by students 21 years of age or older when done in moderation. In no way should this be interpreted to mean that the College encourages the use of alcoholic beverages. The College deplores alcohol abuse. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause behavior that will subject a student to College disciplinary action and is linked with many serious campus safety and health incidents.
In cases of intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, the primary concern is the health and safety of the individual(s) involved. Individuals are strongly encouraged to call for medical assistance for themselves or for a friend or acquaintance who is dangerously intoxicated. No student seeking medical treatment for an alcohol or other drug-related overdose will be subject to College discipline for the sole violation of using or possessing alcohol or drugs. This policy shall extend to another student seeking help for the intoxicated student.
Students 21 years of age who chose to drink should be aware of the following regulations:
- The consumption and possession of opened containers of alcoholic beverages on campus grounds or within buildings is prohibited unless permission is granted.
- A resident is accountable for what occurs in the room(s) and is therefore expected to comply with state laws and College policies.
- Kegs, regardless of contents or amount, are prohibited in all residences.
Solicitation and Business Activity
Residence space must be used only for study and living purposes and not as sales rooms, offices, service areas, or for storage of merchandise. Soliciting and peddling in the residences are prohibited.
Sports activities are prohibited in hallways, lounges, and other indoor areas, except where designated. Bouncing or throwing balls, rollerblading, skateboarding, and bike riding are prohibited inside residences.
Roofs and Windows
Residents are forbidden to climb through windows or to have any part of their body on ledges, parapets, walls, and roofs of buildings. Violators are subject to disciplinary action.
Throwing any object from windows, roofs, ledges, etc., is prohibited. Students responsible are subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution as well as costs.