Alcohol Policy: Residential Students
Owner: Residential Life
Pertains to: Residential students
Description: In accordance with the University Alcohol Policy and state and federal laws around alcohol use, and to support an environment more conducive to the educational goals of the institution, students will be held responsible for the following tenets of the Alcohol Policy:
In accordance with the University Alcohol Policy and state and federal laws around alcohol use, and to support an environment more conducive to the educational goals of the institution, students will be held responsible for the following tenets of the Alcohol Policy:
Minors (individuals under 21 years of age) may not purchase, use, possess or distribute alcohol. Minors may not be in the presence of alcohol or empty alcoholic beverage containers (same room). Reasonable evidence suggesting alcohol use by minors in all campus owned housing is subject to investigation.
- People who are of legal age to consume alcohol are prohibited from the following activities: consumption or possession of alcohol in the presence of a minor (same room), distribution of alcohol to minors, or being present for any other violation of the Alcohol Policy.
- Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed in any public areas inside or on the grounds of the residence halls or apartments. All student organizations wishing to serve alcohol or consume alcohol with guests in a Hamline University owned house or allow alcohol in public spaces within that house or on the grounds must complete an Alcohol Event Registration form, comply with the University Alcohol Policy, and comply with this Residential Life Alcohol Policy.
- Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed in private residence hall rooms, with the door closed, and in which all contract holders and individuals present in the room are of age.
- All alcoholic beverages in residence halls and apartments must be in single serving or bottles not to exceed 2 liters. No kegs or party balls are allowed in residence halls, apartments, and houses.
- Alcoholic beverage containers, whether empty or full, are not to be displayed in any areas of the campus including residence hall/house/apartment individual rooms, public areas, and windows.
- No alcohol may be consumed in residence hall rooms in which any of the occupants are underage, regardless of whether or not a minor is present.
- Students who exhibit disorderly behavior inside residential buildings or on residential grounds as a result of intoxication may be held in violation of the Alcohol Policy whether or not the alcohol was consumed in the residential building. This policy applies to everyone, regardless of age or residency status.
- Residents choosing to use alcohol must do so responsibly.
- Violations of the alcohol policy by non-resident student guests may be referred to the appropriate dean.
- In apartments and houses, alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by of-age residents and their of-age guests. In houses, residents may consumer alcohol in living rooms and kitchens and other public areas only if there are no guests present. In order for house guests to consume alcohol in any other room besides the private bedroom of their of-age host, the house must have an alcohol permit.
- Incapacitated students or guests: Students not responsible or incapacitated due to alcohol consumption or other drugs are in violation of this policy and the university reserves the right to contact emergency professionals to transport to area hospitals or detox areas in St. Paul. Detox units are defined as areas in the cities (usually at a hospital or emergency room) that has a specialty in dealing with intoxicated people.