Students and their guests are expected to follow all local, state, and federal laws, as well as all University policies pertaining to the manufacture, possession, use, sale, and distribution of alcohol. Residential students and their guests are subject to additional regulations concerning alcohol in the Residence Halls (see, Alcohol, Residence Hall and Housing Policies 302(1), and JFRC Alcohol Policy, John Felice Rome Center Policies 402(1)). Student organizations are subject to additional regulations concerning alcohol at organizational events (see, Alcohol, Other University Policies 523(1)). Students must properly dispose of all alcohol when requested by a University official. The following conduct is expressly prohibited regardless of age, except where otherwise specified:
a. Consuming or possessing alcohol while under twenty one (21) years of age (A)
b. Possessing an open alcohol container in public view (A)
c. Disruptive activity due to intoxication (B)
d. Manufacture, sale, or unauthorized distribution of alcohol (B)
e. Public intoxication on University property or at University-sponsored events (B)
f. Severe intoxication to a degree that raises concern about a student’s well-being (C) (Degree of intoxication constituting “of concern” is at the reasonable discretion of the OSCCR; students alleged to violate this policy may be required to meet with the OSCCR Director.)
Typical sanctions for a first-time offense include: (for Category A) $75-200 fine, 10-20 disciplinary service hours, educational experience or project; (for Category B) $200-300 fine, 20-30 disciplinary service hours, more intensive educational experience or project, Residence Hall or University Probation; (for Category C) $300-400 fine, 30-40 disciplinary service hours, extensive educational experience or project, Residence Hall or University Probation or Suspension.
*For students under 21 years of age, parents or guardians will be notified of (a) any second violation of this policy, and (b) any Category C violation.
Students and their guests are subject to additional regulations concerning alcohol when in a Residence Hall (any residential building owned and operated by the University). Students must properly dispose of all alcohol present when asked by a University official. The following conduct is prohibited regardless of age, except where otherwise specified:
a. Being in the presence of alcohol while under 21 years of age (A)
b. Collections or displays of containers that contain or previously contained alcohol (A)
c. Consuming alcohol in the presence of others who are under 21 years of age. The one exception to this is that in rooms or apartments where some residents are under 21 and others are 21 or over, alcohol may be consumed by roommates and guests who are 21 or over (guests under 21 are still not permitted when alcohol is in plain view or being consumed) (A)
d. Possession of excessive amounts of alcohol (including, but not limited to kegs) as determined by a University official (B)
e. Use or possession of alcohol in common areas or with doors open to common areas (B)
On-Campus Student-Sponsored Events
Student organizations are subject to additional regulations concerning alcohol when hosting sponsored events on or off-campus. University policy and other information about student organizations and alcohol can be found by visiting www.luc.edu/osccr.
Violation of this policy is a Category B violation. Appropriate sanctions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.