172-64-020 - Alcohol use in university residence halls

172-64-020. Alcohol use in university residence halls

(1) Applicability. This section establishes rules for alcoholic beverages in residence halls that are owned or operated by Eastern Washington University.

(2) General policy. Persons, who are at least twenty-one years old, may possess and consume alcoholic beverages in the privacy of individual residence hall rooms subject to the requirements of this section.

(3) Restrictions.

(a) Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in any areas of residence halls outside of individual rooms including, but not limited to, hallways, entrances, corridors, lounges, and reception areas.

(b) Doors to individual residence hall rooms must remain closed while alcohol is being consumed.

(c) Kegs, common source containers, and nonalcoholic brews such as "near beer" are prohibited.

(d) Selling or providing alcohol to minors is prohibited.

(e) Alcohol is prohibited in any residence hall room where any student living in the room is under twenty-one years old, regardless of whether the under-age student is present or not.

(f) Alcohol may not be consumed in any room where any person present is under twenty-one years old.

(g) Alcohol may not be consumed in any area designated as alcohol-free housing.

(h) Residents in Brewster Hall or the apartments, who are at least twenty-one years old, may have alcohol in their individual room but not in their common room areas if any of their suitemates are under twenty-one except for approved family housing.

(i) Vendors may not deliver alcohol to residence halls or any other campus area except as provided for in WAC 17264-090.

(j) Alcohol must not be visible to the public when carried into a residence hall.

(k) Alcohol containers may not be used as decorative pieces in residence halls.

(l) Students shall comply with reasonable requests by university staff to provide identification, proof of age, and/or show contents of a container when requested.

(m) Possession and consumption of alcohol in the privacy of individual residence hall rooms must not infringe on the privacy and peace of other individuals.

(n) Residence hall or housing funds may not be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

(4) Alcohol-free housing. Per RCW 28B.10.575, the university shall notify all students applying for student housing of the availability of housing where all alcoholic beverage use is prohibited. The university shall accommodate student requests for alcohol-free housing.

(5) Awareness. The university shall distribute to students in university residence halls the process for reporting violations and complaints of alcohol and illegal drug use, the policies and procedures for investigating such complaints, and sanctions that may be applied for violations of the institution's alcohol and illegal drug use policies.

(Amended by WSR 14-24-037, Filed 11/24/2014, effective 12/25/2014 Amended by WSR 15-14-077, Filed 6/29/2015, effective 7/30/2015 Amended by WSR 21-07-005, Filed 3/4/2021, effective 4/4/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). 03-18-070, ยง 172-64-020, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03.

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