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Residence Halls and AOD

Housing policies & regulations

Review housing policies and regulations for 2013-14 that govern all residence hall occupants (PDF; download Adobe Acrobat Reader, if needed).

Learn about successful residence hall community living regarding:

All residents have the right to an alcohol- and drug-free living environment.

In addition to university and/or legal penalties, dorm penalties include:

  1. Ineligibility for on-campus housing for the following year
  2. Possible immediate eviction

 

Alcoholic Beverages

No resident or guest may possess or consume alcohol in the residence halls.

  • The possession of empty alcohol containers, including shot glasses, may be considered evidence of consumption of alcohol previously contained therein.
  • No person may be in the presence of alcoholic beverages.
  • Gross consumption of alcohol and the results of such consumption (such as disruptive or destructive behavior, vomiting or urinating on floors and hallways, incidents or conditions necessitating extra care by staff and other such acts) are prohibited.
  • Residents of guests of any age may not possess alcohol or drug consuming devices/paraphernalia.

In addition to these policies, residents are expected to abide by the university alcohol policy, which to all campus living environments. Review the university alcohol policy at http://senate.sdsu.edu/policy/pftoc.html.


Alcoholic Beverages – Chapultepec and University Towers only.

No resident or guest under 21 years of age may possess or consume alcohol in Chapultepec and University Towers residence halls.

  • Neither residents nor guests of any age may possess or consume hard liquor in Chapultepec and University Towers residence halls.
  • The possession of empty alcohol containers, including shot glasses, may be considered evidence of consumption of alcohol previously contained therein.
  • No person under 21 years of age may be in the presence of alcoholic beverages.
  • Gross consumption of alcohol and the results of such consumption (such as disruptive or destructive behavior, vomiting or urinating on floors and hallways, incidents or conditions necessitating extra care by staff and other such acts) are prohibited.
  • Guests of any age are not permitted to bring alcohol into a residence hall.
  • Residents or guests of any age may not possess alcohol or drug consuming devices/paraphernalia including shot glasses.
  • Residents 21 years of age or may possess and consume beer and wine under the following conditions:
    • Only in Licensee’s room with the door closed, with no one under 21 present at any time.
    • Licensee’s properly checked-in guest(s) 21 years of age or older, may consume beer and wine only in residents own room with the door closed, with no one under 21 present at any time.
    • No residence hall room with one or two residents age 21 or over may contain more than a total of 72 oz. of beer or 750 ml. of wine, including sparkling wine.
    • No residence hall room with three or more residents age 21 or over, may contain more than a total of 144 oz. of beer or 1500 ml. of wine.

In addition to these policies, residents are expected to abide by the university alcohol policy, which applies to all campus living environments. Review the university alcohol policy at http://senate.sdsu.edu/policy/pftoc.html.


Illegal Drugs

  • No drugs, narcotics, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, including bongs, pipes, and the like, may be possessed, used, sold nor distributed at the university or in the residence halls.
  • No person may be in the presence of drugs, narcotics, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, including bongs, pipes, and the like, at the University or in the residence halls.
  • Prescription drugs may only be used as prescribed, by the person they are prescribed to. The sharing of prescription drugs is against policy and the law.
  • Use of drugs and the results of such use (such as disruptive or destructive behavior, vomiting or urinating on floors and hallways, incidents or conditions necessitating extra care by staff and other such acts) are prohibited.


Passive Involvement

Residents are responsible for choices they make. In the presence of a policy violation, residents may attempt to stop the violation, contact residential staff and/or immediately remove themselves from the situation and the vicinity of the violation.

If a resident chooses to remain at the scene of a policy violation, he/she will be included on the Incident Report and may also be held accountable for a policy violation.


Smoking

  • Smoking is prohibited in all university buildings, including residence halls, student rooms, lounges, recreation rooms, public areas, hallways, stairwells, balconies, walkways and pool areas.
  • Hookahs and water pipes are also prohibited in the residence halls.
  • Smoking is prohibited in outdoor areas including courtyards and community centers (pool areas, Tula, Cholula, and Cuicacalli Seminar rooms).
  • Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of entranceways, windows and ground level air intake structures.
  • Licensee accepts responsibility for informing visitors or guests of the university's no-smoking policy.