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As a learning community, Carroll University strives to provide an educational environment that actively promotes the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of all its members.  Such an environment affirms both the rights of the individuals and the needs of the larger community to which they belong.  Therefore, Carroll University policies regarding the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages by students and student groups are derived from the following general premises:
 
  • The university expects the individuals to take responsibility for their actions and the environment of which they are a part.
  • The university will provide an environment that supports those that choose not to drink as well as those of legal age who choose to drink sensibly and responsibly.  The university does not consider drinking in excess to be responsible.
  • The university will discourage the misuse of alcohol by any member of its community through educational awareness programs and appropriate regulations.
  • The university will offer assistance to any member having problems related to alcohol through counseling services or other community resources.
  • The university encourages students to seek help who are concerned about their own or another individual's drinking.
  • The university will comply with federal, state and/or local laws, and expect all members of its community to do likewise.

General Alcohol Policies

  1. Alcoholic beverages may be possessed, purchased and/or consumed only by persons of legal drinking age, and only in areas designated by the university.
  2. No individual may procure, sell, dispense or give alcoholic beverages for or to an underage individual.  This includes hosting a gathering where underage individuals are in possession of alcoholic beverages.  
  3. Intoxication and/or alcohol abuse shall not be tolerated and will not be accepted as an excuse for unlawful behavior or misconduct.
  4. Alcoholic beverages will be permitted at approved campus events in accordance with the guidelines established by the university.
  5. Alcoholic beverages of any kind are strictly prohibited at university athletic events, in university-owned or leased vehicles, and in classrooms, wnless permitted by guidelines established by the university.
  6. Alcoholic beverages are never to be used as a reward for achievement or given as a prize or an award.
  7. Cimmon alcohol sources, such as kegs, are prohibited.
  8. Regardless of age, alcohol related paraphernalia is prohibited.
  9. Any intoxicated person will be considered to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage by consumption.


 

The level at which the alleged alcohol violation will be heard is determined by the specifics of the particular incident, past history or conduct violation(s), the severity of the alleged violation, as well as other violations which may have occurred simultaneously.
 
  1. First level alcohol violations will likely result in a written warning, $100 fine, and additional sanctions which may include participation in an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) assessment or education programs.
  2. Second level alcohol violations will likely result in a $150 fine and additional sanctions which may include parental notification, and participation in an AODA assessment or education programs.
  3. Third level alcohol violations will likely result in a $200 fine and additional sanctions which may include parental notification and participation in an AODA assessment or education programs, and/or referral to the Carroll Conduct Board which may result in probation, suspension, or termination from housing and/or dismissal from the university.

*First, second and third level alcohol sanctions may be more severe depending of the specifics of the particular incident, past history of conduct violation(s), the severity of the alleged violation, as well as other violations that may have occurred simultaneously. 

 
Student may be affected by family members who have drug/alcohol issues, may be concerned about a friend's use or worried about their own use.  The Walter Young Center is a great place to start talking about how these issues are impacting the student's life.
 
If a student is concerned about their own alcohol and/or drug use or that of a friend, they can schedule an appointment with one of the counselors to discuss the situation.  The counselor will meet with the student to evaluate the situation and discuss options and resources.  Students may require assistance beyond the scope of the Walter Young Center and may be referred to community resources.
 
Students can take a confidential on-line screening by clicking here.  It would be helpful to bring the results of the screening to your first counseling session.
 
 

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Federal/State/Local Laws

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