Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21. Wisconsin’s legal drinking age is 21. Persons under 21 years of age are not permitted to consume alcohol or possess alcohol, empty alcohol containers or paraphernalia (such as a beer bong). Guests of an individual who is under the legal drinking age are not permitted to possess alcohol, regardless of the guest’s age.
In the presence of alcohol. No student, regardless of age, is permitted to be in the presence of underage consumption or possession of alcohol.
Distribution/Manufacture/Sale of alcoholic beverages. Distribution of alcoholic beverages to an underage person is prohibited. No person is permitted to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages in the residence halls.
Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons over age 21. Persons who are the legal drinking age are permitted to possess and consume alcohol under the following conditions:
- Alcohol must be consumed in a student room, in which a resident of the room is over the age of 21, with the room door closed.
- Alcohol must be transported to and from student rooms in sealed containers.
- Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in hall lounges, basements, stairwells or other common areas is prohibited.
- Participating in drinking games such as, but not limited to beer pong, flip cup, drinking card games, is prohibited.
- Consuming or providing large amounts of alcohol (e.g. kegs, party balls, half-kegs) is prohibited.
- Paraphernalia used to deliver large quantities of alcohol or rapid intake of alcohol (e.g. beer bongs) are not permitted in the residence halls.
- Any behaviors associated with the allowable consumption of alcohol, but results in endangering the safety of self or others, incapacitation, and/or the need for medical attention as a result of overconsumption of alcohol is considered a violation of policy.