Alcohol and Drugs Policies

It is illegal for anyone under 21 to possess, consume, or transport liquor, malt, or brewed beverages, or to furnish alcoholic beverages to minors, according to the Pennsylvania Crime Codes and University policy. University Police will charge offenders according to state laws and file Disciplinary Referrals to Residence Life and/or Judicial Affairs. If University Police charge any minor (under age 21) with “Underage Consumption or Possession,” they are required by law to notify the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the minor charged.

It is illegal for anyone to possess, use, or sell any drug or item deemed to be illegal in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code’s “Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.” University Police will charge violators according to state laws and file disciplinary referrals to Judicial Affairs.

Undergraduate student organizations are prohibited from serving alcohol at organization functions on campus. The University is not responsible for alcohol violations occurring off campus. Alcohol shall not be served to minors (younger than 21) at University-sponsored functions, which is any event at any location, that is sponsored by an officer, employee, or agent of the University. Minor undergraduate students and undergraduate-registered student organizations shall not serve alcoholic beverages at any function that occurs on the premises of the University. Undergraduate-registered student organizations cannot use University Student Activity Funds for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages, whether such beverages are possessed or consumed on or off University property. Students younger than 21 are prohibited from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages anywhere on the premises of the University.

See the complete University Policy AD18 for more information.