University Policy on Alcohol

The following guidelines in regard to alcohol are to be observed for all University-sponsored functions. Employees, students, and agents of the University must fully comply with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding the possession and consumption of alcohol. Pennsylvania law prohibits: furnishing or providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 or to anyone visibly intoxicated; anyone under the age of 21 from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages under any circumstances; and anyone under the age of 21 from being on licensed premises where alcohol is served, unless under proper supervision.

At each University function, the "Host" will be considered to be the most senior official present from the school, department, or other segment of the University sponsoring a function. The Host of a function is responsible for ensuring that Pennsylvania law relating to alcoholic beverages is strictly observed. The Host of a function shall be responsible for compliance with these guidelines.