Department ofResidential Life

South Hall Alcohol Policy

According to the South Hall Alcohol Policy, prior to permitting alcoholic beverages in an apartment unit, all residents of the unit must be at least 21 years old AND take the South Hall Alcohol Policy Course.  Please make sure to have each of your roommates take the course as well to allow alcohol present in your apartment. Please email your Resident Director if you have any questions!

More information in regards to the policy is below:

A. Alcoholic Beverages - Alcohol possession and use is permitted in South Hall under the following guidelines. The following policy has been established in recognition of, and coordination with, Washington State law and PLU’s university policy on Alcoholic Beverages.

1. Possession of an open container of alcohol and/or consumption of alcohol in South Hall common areas (hallways, lounges, etc.) is prohibited.

2. Alcoholic beverages are only permitted in South Hall common areas as they are being transported to an apartment where alcohol is permitted.

3. Possession and/or consumption of alcohol in a unit is permitted if all assigned residents of a unit are 21 years of age or older.

4. In units where alcohol is permitted, all guests present when alcohol is open must be 21 years of age or older.

5. Prior to permitting alcoholic beverages in a unit, all residents of the unit must complete an online alcohol education session provided by residence hall staff. This requirement bust be fulfilled prior to each academic year for continuing students.

6. Activities and devices facilitating or promoting excessive consumption of alcohol, including but not limited to: drinking games, funnels, beer bongs, common-source containers (kegs, pony kegs, party balls, etc.), are prohibited.

7. This policy is intended to allow for personal, responsible use; therefore, the possession of large quantities of alcohol is prohibited, including, but not limited to: multiple cases of beer, wine or liquor, and stocked bars.

Reported violation of this policy will result in a referral to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Students found responsible for violating this policy will face the possible sanctions including loss of privilege and possible removal from South Hall. Students who choose to consume alcohol under the terms of this policy are solely responsible for any consequences that may occur as a result. PLU disclaims any responsibility for actions or consequences resulting from individual alcohol consumption in South Hall regardless of whether consumption is in accordance with or violation of this policy.