Generally, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus. The exceptions are meetings or other functions when a state banquet permit has been obtained, or in residence hall rooms or living clusters with the doors closed. In all instances, as prescribed by state law, no one under age twenty-one is permitted to consume alcohol.
The unlawful possession, use, and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the University campus or during University-sponsored activities are prohibited (CH. 478-124 WAC) and will result in appropriate steps by the University Police and could result in disciplinary sanctions under the Student Conduct Code, including dismissal from the University.
The Hall Health Primary Care Center and the Student Counseling Center offer counseling for a variety of personal concerns, and referrals for treatment for alcohol and other drug-related problems, as well as preventive education programs. Additionally, the residential life program in the residence halls provides counseling and other types of substance education to students. All of the endeavors mentioned above are carried out on a regular basis.
The Vice Provost for Student Life has established a committee of students, faculty and staff members to develop and implement a broad range of substance-education programs, including observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and the publication and distribution of a brochure describing the effects of various drugs and listing sources of assistance for students with problems. Students who wish to participate in the planning of programs and other activities of the Student Affairs Committee on Alcohol and Substance Awareness should contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life, 476 Schmitz Hall, 543-4972.