Theme Houses and Apartments Alcohol Policy

Augustana acknowl­edges that drinking is a personal choice for students who are at least 21 years old and who live in designated student housing located beyond the traditional boundaries of the campus. Students who live in these college-owned or managed housing facilities and who are of legal drinking age shall have the opportunity to make responsible decisions regarding their use of alcoholic beverages. There are specific policy details for theme houses and apartments as described below.

Theme Houses

For the purpose of this policy, the term “Theme House” includes all college-owned or managed houses used for student occupancy.  This policy permits a theme house with a majority of residents who are at least 21 years of age to possess alcoholic beverages for personal use. An eligible theme house must adhere to the following:

a. Theme house will establish alcohol-related standards (rules and procedures) with guidance from the Residence Life Office.

b. Theme house will post their approved alcohol-related standards in a public location within the house. Note: Alcohol-related standards must be reviewed and approved by Residence Life/Housing staff.

c. When alcohol is consumed in the house, no more than one (1) guest is permitted for every theme house resident in attendance.

d. The use of alcoholic beverages is restricted to the privacy of the interior of the house. Open containers are prohibited outside on patios and in yards.

e. Beer kegs and other large amounts of alcoholic beverages deemed to be beyond personal use are prohibited.  Drinking games and beer bongs, etc. that encourage high-risk consumption of alcohol are also prohibited.

f. Advertising that promotes alcohol-related activities is not permitted.

g. Students in violation of this policy may be subject to loss of the privilege to live in a theme house and may be re-assigned or removed from college housing.

Apartments

For the purpose of this policy, the term “apartment” means all college-owned or managed apartments used for student occupancy. This policy only permits students who are at least 21 years of age to possess alcoholic beverages for personal use only in the private setting of their apartment unit.

a. No more than six persons are permitted in an apartment if alcohol is present.

b. In situations where a roommate is not of age, it will be a violation of policy if there is any under-aged consumption. Room­mate(s) who are of age may be charged with providing alcohol to a minor.

c. The use of alcoholic beverages is restricted to the privacy of the interior of the apartment. Open containers of alcohol are prohibited outside on patios, decks, and other public areas.

d. Parties and like gatherings that are disruptive will not be condoned.

e. Beer kegs and other large amounts of alcoholic beverages deemed to be beyond personal use is prohibited.  All drinking games, beer bongs, etc. that encourage the high-risk consumption of alcohol are also prohibited.

f. Advertising that promotes alcohol-related activities is not permitted.

g. Students in violation of this policy may be subject to loss of the privilege to live in an apartment and may be reassigned or removed from college housing.