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Alcohol Use Policy

Policy on Alcoholic Beverages

The possession, sale or the furnishing
of alcohol on the University campus is governed by OSU Alcohol Policy and Oregon state law. Laws
regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is
controlled by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). However, the
enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the
University Patrol Office of the Oregon State Police. The OSU campus has been
designated "Drug free" and only under certain circumstances is the consumption
of alcohol permitted. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any
controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws
are strictly enforced by the Oregon State Police.  Violators are subject to University
disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is
unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21.
The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or
a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of the OSU
Alcohol Policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or
private area of campus without prior University approval. Organizations or
groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions
by the University.

Alcohol Regulations and Underage Drinking