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The use, possession, and sale of alcohol on campus and at College functions must comply with state and local laws and ordinances and Colby’s Alcohol Policy. Students who violate laws and policies regarding alcohol are subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension and expulsion and referral for prosecution.
Students who are 21 years of age or older are permitted to possess and consume beer and wine on campus in residence halls and as part of approved events (see “Party Registration” for details).
The provision and use of hard alcohol on campus is limited to the Pub and licensed catered events. Individual students and student groups are prohibited from privately possessing, serving, and using hard alcohol on campus.
Reckless provision of alcohol (i.e. provision of alcohol that leads to hospitalization for intoxication or alcohol-related injury) on or off campus by Colby students is prohibited.
In an effort to help students understand College policy and to discourage alcohol-related violations the College Affairs Committee, Student Government Association, and Office of the Dean of Students developed the following Alcohol Policy Enforcement Charts (APECs) that list the most common violations of alcohol rules and the sanctions that accompany them:
BEER AND WINE
*In addition to the disciplinary sanction of Warning or Disciplinary Probation, all students who are found responsible for a 2nd Offense “Beer and Wine” violation shall be required to meet with the College’s substance abuse educator.
**”Hard Alcohol Probation” applies only to offenses involving hard alcohol. “Beer and Wine” violations by students on Hard Alcohol Probation shall be treated as 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Offense “Beer and Wine” violations as determined by the total number of alcohol violations by that individual student. In addition to the disciplinary sanction of Hard Alcohol Probation, all students who are found responsible for a 1st Offense Possession/Consumption Hard Alcohol violation shall be required to meet with the College’s substance abuse educator.
***Documented medical circumstances may be taken into consideration in determining disciplinary consequences for hard alcohol consumption.