Policy Name:  Alcohol Policy

Policy Number: STU-7002

Effective:  Legacy

Revised: Not applicable


Policy Statement

Alcohol Policy

The University prohibits students to consume or possess alcohol under any circumstances.

The possession, use, distribution of alcohol, or possession of paraphernalia by members of the University community may result in disciplinary action. Intoxication, disorderliness, or offensive behavior that may be related to alcohol will also result in disciplinary action. The policy also extends to University-related events conducted off campus. The University, under strict approval of the President, may conduct specialized events where alcohol is served; these events must be properly registered and steps must be taken to prevent under-age consumption.

It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place is illegal. It is also a violation of the Holy Family University policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior University approval.

Members of the University community are expected to be aware of and obey state and municipal laws or ordinances regulating the use, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages and federal and state laws regarding controlled substances. Those who are cited for violations of laws or ordinances by state, federal, or municipal authorities may also face University disciplinary proceedings and may be required to pursue counseling, an educational program, or treatment. Resident students should reference the Residence Life Policies outlined in this Student Handbook for specific information regarding expectations of resident students with regard to the alcohol policy.

Examples of alcohol violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol;
  • Knowingly furnishing, transporting, and/or allowing minors to consume alcohol;
  • Use of alcohol resulting in involuntary, erratic and/or abusive behavior;
  • Possession of a keg, beer ball or other common source alcohol containers;
  • Involvement in the high-risk use of alcohol;
  • Persons observed in a residence on campus or off-campus when an open container of alcohol is present; and
  • Open container of alcohol in a public area.