Search policies and procedures by title or keyword
Southeastern Louisiana University is committed to the health, safety, and well-being
of each member of the University community. In order to further student learning and
promote the University’s academic mission, Southeastern fosters an environment of
personal responsibility and respectful citizenship. This means that all members of
the university community – students, faculty, and staff - in addition to visitors
– have a shared responsibility in safeguarding a healthy learning environment in which
inappropriate behaviors and the associated negative consequences of alcohol misuse
are addressed in a manner appropriate to the circumstance. The University, as outlined
in the following policy, strives to create a culture that supports students who have
made the decision to not use alcohol, as well as encourage, through education, students
who choose to drink alcohol to do so in a safe, legal, and responsible manner.
The possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol may be done only in accordance with the provisions of federal and state laws, local laws and ordinances, and University regulations, including this policy. Louisiana state law prohibits the purchase, public possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage by persons under the age of 21.
This policy exists to ensure compliance with local, state, federal and campus guidelines
related to alcohol use.
This policy applies to all Southeastern students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Students and employees are reminded that local, state, and federal laws provide for
various legal sanctions and penalties for unlawful possession or distribution of alcohol.
These sanctions include, but are not limited to, incarceration and monetary fines.
Students found to be in violation of this policy will be afforded due process as prescribed in the University Code of Student Conduct. Sanctions for policy violations include a disciplinary warning, up to and including expulsion from the University.
Students may also be referred for counseling and/or referral for individual assessment;
referral may be included as a condition of any sanction.
“Alcoholic beverage” means beer, wine, or distilled spirits (liquor) as defined by state law.
“Purchase” means acquisition by the payment of money or other consideration.
“Public possession” means the possession of any alcoholic beverage for any reason, including consumption, on any street or highway or in any public place or any place open to the public, including a club, which is de facto open to the public.
“Student” includes all persons taking courses at the University whether full time, part time, dually enrolled, visiting, online, for non-credit, or pursuing undergraduate, graduate, professional studies or non-degree seeking. Also included are those who attend post-secondary educational institutions other than Southeastern Louisiana University and who reside in University residence halls.
“Employee” means any person having an employment relationship with the University, including but not limited to classified and unclassified staff, faculty, graduate assistants and student employees.
This section of the policy applies to all University students, employees, and guests.
All students, employees, and guests are strictly prohibited from the unlawful possession, manufacture, use, or distribution of alcohol on University property or as part of any University activity, whether on or off campus. This policy will extend to any other sites the University might operate or be represented.
This policy will apply to the sale, possession, or consumption of alcohol in or at any University sponsored or registered event. The possession, consumption, sale or furnishing of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except in those areas where such activities are specifically allowed or preapproved.
The following conduct is prohibited except as permitted by University regulations and the law:
A contract must be signed with the University Police Department for an officer(s)
to be present at all third-party rental events and at University (or University affiliated)
sponsored events where alcohol is to be served if students will be present and it
is plausible that students might be served alcohol, e.g., students are participating
in the event other than in their capacity in the employment of the University.
This section of the policy applies to all registered student organizations
Events should be conducted in an environment that is safe and enjoyable for all. As public events have great potential to attract a variety of spectators, the following regulations has been developed for these events:
Member of the University of Louisiana System | Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
© 2021 Southeastern Louisiana University | All Rights Reserved