Alcohol Beverage Policy
A. The following conduct is prohibited:
1. Possessing, purchasing, or consuming alcohol under the age of 21.
2. Providing alcohol to any person under the age of 21.
3. Appearing intoxicated in a public area.
4. Selling or serving alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person.
5. Possessing an open container of alcohol in any public or common area, including, but not limited to, hallways, stairwells, and other common areas of residential facilities.
6. Possessing items used predominantly for drinking games (e.g., beer pong tables and beer bongs).
7. Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or with a blood alcohol level (as shown by a lawfully administered blood or breath test) in excess of that permitted for drivers by Virginia law.
8. Bringing any type of alcoholic beverage into an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) licensed facility or area, and taking alcoholic beverages out of an ABC area.
B. The following additional provisions apply to possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in College residence halls:
1. Alcohol is not permitted in any individual room in a freshman residence hall unless one of the residents is at least 21 years of age and the alcohol belongs to that resident. Further, alcohol is not permitted in the common areas of freshman residences nor may functions with alcohol be scheduled in freshman residence halls.
2. Students and guests may not participate in drinking games or progressive drinking parties.
3. Empty alcohol containers in residence hall facilities may constitute evidence of alcohol consumption or possession, and may, therefore, be subject to inspection and seizure, and residents may be subject to disciplinary action.
4. Any person who desires to host and have alcohol available at an event in his or her private residence hall room, apartment or lodge must register the event with the Office of Student Activities if the number of individuals present is more than eight over the room, apartment, or lodge occupancy. If it is likely that more than eight people plus the number of residents will be present, the resident(s) must obtain approval for the event. Maximum capacity restrictions of the room, apartment or lodge may not be exceeded. (21)
5. The College prohibits common containers of alcohol, including but not limited to, kegs, pony kegs, beer balls, box wines and containers greater than 750 ml., and mixed alcoholic punch in any residential facility, whether the containers are empty or full. The Office of Student Activities may grant permission for the use of common container alcohol at special functions.