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Name: Alcohol in Residence Hall Policy - Interim
Responsible Office: Office of Public Safety

Applies to: (examples; Faculty,Staff, Students, etc)


Policy Overview:

Issued: 03-01-2017
Next Review Date: 06-14-2022
Frequency of Reviews: Every 2 Years

This Policy sets forth the University's rules and regulations to support responsible consumption and possession of alcohol for students and their guests in the Residence Hall.

Applies to students residing in the South Residence Hall and their guests.  




Intoxicating liquor

Alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of one-half of one percent by volume.

Residence Hall

For the sake of this policy, the Residence Hall referred to in this policy is the building located at 4576 Parkview Place St. Louis, MO 63110, also referred to as the South Residence Hall.


The University has decided to grant privileges in the Residence Hall to students who are of lawful drinking age, provided that they conduct themselves at all times in a legal and responsible manner.  Resident students and guests who are 21 years of age will be allowed to consume and store alcoholic beverages in private rooms in the Residence Hall.  Underage drinking, purchasing or furnishing alcohol to minors, possession of excessive amounts of alcohol on campus, open containers in public, and use of rapid consumption devices is prohibited.  Violations of this policy may result in sanctions for violation of the Residence Hall Handbook including, without limitation, termination of the housing contract and separation from the University.

I. Resident students under twenty-one (21) years of age in the Residence Hall are prohibited from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages.  Alcohol is permitted for resident students in the Residence Hall twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

  1. All students residing in the North Residence Hall are prohibited from possessing alcohol regardless of age. Students in the North residence hall in possession of alcohol will be found in violation of student code.
  2. In Missouri, it is illegal for any person younger than 21 years old to possess, purchase, or attempt to purchase any intoxicating liquor.
  3. In Missouri, if you are found visibly intoxicated or you have a detectable Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .02 and you are under 21, you can be charged with “minor in possession by consumption”. Even if you are not holding the alcohol container, but have consumed alcohol, you can be charged with MIP.
  4. Violation of this rule may result in judicial action and termination of housing contract.
II. In the Residence Hall, where any residents of the apartment are under twenty-one (21) years old, possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages or containers is prohibited. This includes possession and/or consumption by guests or visitors who are of legal drinking age.
  1. Individuals may not provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age. Those who do are subject to penalties under college regulations and under Missouri Revised statutes.
  2. Under Missouri Revised Statutes 311.310.1, any person who shall procure for, sell, give away, or otherwise supply intoxicating liquor to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age, to any intoxicated person, or to anyone appearing to be in a state of intoxication, or to a habitual drunkard, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
  3. If alcohol or alcohol containers are discovered in rooms/apartments where they are prohibited, and the resident(s) are not present, each resident is in violation of the alcohol policy.
  4. Alcohol found in violation of the alcohol in residence hall policy will be confiscated and disposed of by resident advisors or public safety.

III. Possession and/or consumption of alcohol or alcohol containers in public areas, regardless of age, is prohibited. All areas in a residence hall, except for private rooms, are considered public areas.

  1. Possession and/or consumption of any form of alcohol in an open container, including but not limited to cups, cans, plastic containers or bottles, is prohibited outside a student’s apartment or any public campus area, regardless of whether the student is of legal drinking age.
  2. If the door of a private room is open, the room is considered a public area.
  3. Transportation of alcohol through public areas may only be done if the alcohol container is closed and the person is twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

IV. Given health concerns related to over-consumption and rapid consumption of alcohol, students may not possess excessive amounts of alcohol on campus and/or use devices intended for the rapid consumption of alcohol, including, but not limited to kegs, beer bongs, tap devices, plastic funnel devices or “funneling”, “shotgunning”, beer pong and all other high risk drinking behavior and games.

V. A student of legal drinking age, living in the Residence Hall, may not possess more than one case of beer, two liters of wine, or one liter of distilled spirits.

VI. Possession of all alcohol paraphernalia is prohibited. Students found with alcohol paraphernalia or more than the allowed amount of alcohol in their private rooms are subject to termination of the housing contract.

  1. Alcohol containers used as decorations must have labels removed to provide no evidence of alcohol paraphernalia.

VII. Home brewing processes of any kind are not permitted in the Residence Hall. Home brewing processes discovered in resident’s private rooms will result in the termination of the housing contract.

VIII. Courtesy Hours

  1. Disruptive behavior related to the consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated in the Residence Hall even if the alcohol is consumed off-campus.
  2. Excessive noise that can be heard from outside a resident’s apartment that interferes with any community member’s ability to sleep, study, or work in their living environment is prohibited.
  3. The noise policy is enforced throughout the year and violators are subject to potential termination of the housing contract.
  4. Courtesy hours shall be enforced from:
    1. Sunday through Thursday: 12:00 am – 8:00 am
    2. Friday through Saturday: 2:00 am – 8:00 am

IX. Any student, regardless of age, found to be acutely intoxicated will be evaluated by UHSP Public Safety for possible hospital treatment.

  1. Any student, regardless of age, that requires hospital treatment for intoxication may be subject to termination of housing contract after a case evaluation by the VP for Campus Life or designee.
  2. Under no circumstances will intoxication be an excuse for the destruction of property, disorderly conduct, or other objectionable behavior.
  3. UHSP Public Safety will intervene in situations where a student or guest exhibits symptoms of problem drinking, abusive behavior, unconsciousness, violence, or alcohol poisoning.

X. All resident students are responsible for the actions of their guests.

  1. Guests in violation of this policy will be asked to leave and escorted off campus by University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Public Safety.





VP for Campus Life

Review cases involving Student Code of Conduct violation.

Director, Public Safety

Review cases involving violation of Missouri laws for purposes of reporting under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.


Section: 311.0325 Purchase or possession by minor, penalty--container need not be opened and contents verified, when--consent to chemical testing deemed given, when--burden of proof on violator to prove not intoxicating liquor--section not applicable to certain students, requirements. RSMO 311.325. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2017, from

Section: 311.0310 Sale to minor--certain other persons, misdemeanor--exceptions--permitting drinking or possession by a minor, penalty, exception--defenses. RSMO 311.310. (n.d.). Retrieved February 16, 2017, from

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Policy Contacts:


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Scott Patterson


Carlin Harp


Eric Knoll


Rebecca Jones


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