Residence Hall Alcohol Policy
In addition to the University-wide policies involving alcohol and other drugs, the following regulations apply to the use of alcohol in University housing:
- The state law of New Jersey allows
possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages by those 21 years of age and
- Only residents and their guests, who are 21
years of age and over, may legally possess and consume alcoholic beverages in
their rooms and/or in the rooms of other students 21 years of age (and over),
and only if they live in alcohol designated living areas.
- These alcohol-designated areas are Cabrini
Hall, Ora Manor, Turrell Manor, Serra Hall and Xavier Hall.
- The consumption of alcohol
is prohibited in all public areas including University Housing common spaces (i.e., lounges).
- Anyone under the age of 21 is not permitted to
be in a room where alcohol is visible and/or being consumed unless that person
is the roommate of a person over the age of 21.
- In Boland and Aquinas Halls, the possession
and consumption of ANY alcoholic beverage by any person, regardless of age, is
- In Cabrini Hall, Ora Manor, Turrell Manor,
Serra Hall and Xavier Hall, alcohol may be transported by individuals 21 years
of age or older, provided that all alcoholic beverages are in the original
containers and remain unopened.
- If a University official has reason to believe
that alcohol is being transported in a non-designated area, or by an individual
under 21 years of age, the University official has the right to check any
packages, book bags, etc.
- Any individual bringing alcohol into
University housing must show appropriate identification (such as driver's
license, or any State issued ID) to the person working at the residence hall
reception desk. Our housing database is then checked for legal drinking age of
the SHU student bringing in the alcohol. The alcohol type, amount, student name
and room number is then logged in the alcohol log in our database for Housing
and Residence Life records.
- No kegs or beer balls are permitted.
Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited. This is
identified as the "personal consumption amount." Personal consumption amount is
defined as 1 liter of hard liquor OR 1 liter of wine OR 1 "6" pack of beer. SHU
students may only sign in one of the three types listed with the specific
- The purchase or sale of any alcohol is
prohibited in ALL University housing.
- No person shall provide any alcoholic
beverages to any person not 21 years of age for possession and/or consumption.
- All alcoholic beverages present during
violation of University or housing policy will be confiscated and disposed.
- In addition, any violation relating to the
possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in University housing will
result in a judicial hearing with an appropriate adjudicating officer.
- Repeat violators may be given sanctions
ranging from the reassignment to another hall, cancellation of the
apartments/residence hall license or civil prosecution. (Refer to University
Standards of Conduct, Student Handbook).
- Students will be held responsible for their
actions while they are under the influence of alcohol.
- Students hosting guests will be held
responsible for their guests' violation of any portion of the above alcohol
- The sanctions of the University have been
developed by a University wide committee. The sanctions include, but are not limited to, community
service, fines, attendance at an alcohol education class, mandatory assessment
and counseling of students who violate the alcohol policy. The sanction is
determined by the person adjudicating the hearing and is contingent upon the
severity and frequency of the offense.
- Repeated violations can lead to expulsion or suspension of University housing privileges.
July 1, 2008
Department of Housing and Residence Life
Duffy Hall Rm. 68