Intern Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
Interns are expected to monitor their own behavior with respect to the law. Being intoxicated and/or under the influence of a controlled substance is not accepted as an excuse for behavior that violates community standards, nor does it lessen a resident’s accountability to the university or residential community.
- Alcohol may not be possessed, stored, or consumed by any person under the age of 21.
- Alcohol may not be possessed, stored, or consumed in the common lounges, hallways, elevators, or public space of any residence hall.
- Alcohol may be consumed by a person 21 years of age or older:
- In his or her contractually assigned private residence hall room.
- In the private residence hall room of another contractually assigned occupant who is also 21 years of age or older.
- Interns of legal drinking age who bring alcohol into a residence hall or possess alcohol in a residence hall are responsible for its legal consumption. This includes taking reasonable precautions to prevent the possession of alcohol by underage interns and guests.
- Kegs, bulk containers, and devices designed for rapid consumption of alcohol are prohibited.
- Games of chance, drinking games, contests, and other activities that induce, encourage, or result in the rapid consumption of alcohol are prohibited.
- Alcohol that is not specifically manufactured for human consumption is prohibited.
Note: While each intern has individual responsibility for abiding by local, state, federal, and University alcohol regulations, a contractually assigned resident may be held accountable for any violation within his or her assigned residence hall room or suite.
Failure to abide by the Alcohol Policy will result in removal from the program without a refund.
The possession or use of illicit drugs and related materials is expressly prohibited. Water pipes, bongs, hookahs, and other paraphernalia commonly associated with drug use are also prohibited in the residence halls. Further, the possession or use of a legal substance for any purpose other than the legally intended purpose is prohibited.
Drugs are defined as:
- any stimulant;
- intoxicant (including alcohol);
- nervous system depressant;
- other chemical substance, compound, or combination, when used to induce an altered state; and
- any otherwise lawfully available product or substance (such as over the counter or prescription drugs, glue, paint, etc.) used for any purpose other than its intended use.
Failure to abide by the Drug Policy will result in removal from the program without a refund.