Apartment living alcohol policy effective August 2018
Beginning August 2018, alcohol is allowed for persons of legal drinking age, who possess and consume alcohol in an amount consistent with personal consumption, in the confines of individual apartments in Jayhawker Towers, McCarthy Hall, Stouffer Place, and Sunflower Apartments. Possession or consumption of alcohol, regardless of age, will still be prohibited in residence and scholarship halls.
Complete Student Housing Alcohol Policy effective August 2018:
Student Housing prohibits the possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol in or surrounding Student Housing facilities or activities. Cereal malt beverages and alcoholic liquor (this includes all alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, energy drinks with alcohol, etc.) may not be brought into or consumed in educational buildings or in university student housing facilities. This regulation pertains to any person, regardless of age, student status, or position within or outside of the university setting. There is an exception to this prohibition on possession and use of alcohol for persons of legal drinking age, who possess and consume alcohol in an amount consistent with personal consumption, in the confines of individual apartments in Jayhawker Towers, McCarthy Hall, Stouffer Place, and Sunflower Apartments. Kansas law prohibits providing alcohol to guests under the age of 21. Adults charged with a violation of the hosting law face penalties under the law and University policy. Consistent with the policy permitting possession only for the purposes of personal consumption, alcohol containers in excess of one liter, including kegs and party balls, are prohibited in all Student Housing facilities.
All who are present or are a party to an alcohol policy violation will be subject to further action under the university and housing conduct process regardless of their participation level. The irresponsible use or misuse of alcohol by any resident, whether or not of legal drinking age, and any inappropriate behaviors that results from consumption of alcohol, including the ability to exercise care for one's own safety or the safety of others due in whole or in part to alcohol consumption, is considered a violation of the housing and university alcohol policy. Being under the influence of alcohol, even when the use of alcohol is permitted by University policy, is not an excuse for misconduct or failing to follow university and housing rules and policies.
Containers once containing any alcoholic beverage are prohibited in the residence halls and scholarship halls. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, beer cans or bottles, liquor bottles, wine bottles, kegs, funnels, beer bongs, and/or flasks. Discovery of an alcoholic beverage container or other alcohol paraphernalia will require immediate discarding of the item, container and contents, if any, in the presence of a staff member.