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Policies

Alcohol and Drug Policy

The University of Rochester Alcohol and Other Drug Policy has been adopted to help students comply with laws regulating the possession, consumption, and service of alcoholic beverages and possession/use of illegal drugs.

Those who choose to engage in the use of alcohol or other drugs in violation of the law or University policy will be held accountable for their actions and subject to the full range of institutional responses and other disciplinary measures, up to and including expulsion.

Standing Committee on Alcohol Policy and Education

The Standing Committee on Alcohol Policy and Education (SCAPE) was created in the spring 2009 semester to help ensure that University polices and educational programs related to alcohol are appropriate and effective in reducing the harms associated with alcohol use on our campus.

SCAPE is charged with the following:

  • Reviewing the University's alcohol policies
  • Evaluating whether our enforcement of those policies is effective in reducing the harms associated with alcohol use
  • Assessing our current alcohol education programs and determining whether additional alcohol education strategies should be implemented

The committee comprises students, faculty and staff, and meets regularly throughout the academic year.

Interested in serving alcohol at an event? See the Management of Events with Alcohol on the Fraternity Quad policy.