Alcohol, Drugs, & Gambling
Along with our educative and developmental goals as part of the broader university community, the Department of Residences works diligently to uphold Federal, Provincial, Regional and Municipal laws, as well as university and residence policies and community standards. We are committed to fostering an environment of responsible (and lawful) choices with regard to alcohol, drugs, and gambling, and engaging community members in alleviating associated problems if and when they arise.
Beer Bottles (Level 1)
Beer in glass bottles, along with any other beer-type beverage (e.g. malt liquor) in glass bottles, is not permitted in residence.
Drugs in Residence (Level 3)
The use and/or possession of illegal, prescription, and/or non-prescription drugs for recreational purposes and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited in the residence community. Students in residence are prohibited from being involved with the trafficking, possession, use, and consumption of any such drugs in the residence community. This includes evidence that a student has used, is about to use or will use drugs in the future. Please note that students found to be using such drugs in the residence community will at minimum be suspended from residence. The Department of Residences reserves the right to confiscate drug-related paraphernalia (e.g. bongs, pipes, rolling papers, grinders) deemed to be associated with use or promotion of drugs in residence. Please refer to the residence smoking policy regarding the use of hookahs for religious purposes.
Gambling in Residence (Level 2 or 3)
Participating in and/or running an illegal gaming or gambling operation is prohibited. Games of skill or chance where money and/or property changes hands are prohibited under this policy.
Drinking Games, Mass Consumption and Common Source Alcohol (Level 3)
Possession and/or consumption of “common source” alcohol (e.g. Kegs, “bubbas”, Jell-O shooters, Texas Mickeys, other large containers of alcohol (defined as 16oz or 475mL of beer/60oz or 1775 mL hard liquor/1.75L of wine) including home brewing or wine making equipment) and/or participating in “drinking games” (including but not limited to; flip cup, beer pong, Century Club, and funneling), and/or participating in activities where drinking is a consequence, within residence is prohibited. This includes drinking games that do not involve alcohol as well as those that do involve alcohol. The Department of Residences reserves the right to confiscate alcohol-related paraphernalia (e.g. funnels) deemed to be associated with mass consumption of alcohol or its promotion in residence.
Over-Consumption of Alcohol (Level 3)
Consuming alcohol to the point of extreme intoxication, to the point where a student becomes a burden on staff or friends, or is a danger to him or herself and/or the community is prohibited.
Prohibited Areas for Alcohol Consumption [Open Alcohol] (Level 2)
It is against Provincial Legislation to be intoxicated or possess open alcohol in a public place. Alcohol may not be consumed in public areas (including but not limited to: pedestrian level, stairwells, elevators, lobbies, foyers, courtyards in Village Residence, front stoops of Quarry View Residence, Captain John’s Lounge, public lounges and Residence Dining Halls) Students found to be in violation may also be subject to a Provincial Offense Notice from Campus Security. Students who attempt to hide evidence via dumping or “chugging” alcohol may face additional sanctions.
Alcohol Free Areas (Level 2)
Residence has designated alcohol free areas in residence (e.g. floors, units, houses). Students living in those areas, including their guests and visitors, are not permitted to possess and/or consume alcohol in the designated alcohol free areas. Students who fail to comply will be held accountable and liable to face sanctions.
Underage Drinking (Level 3)
Federal and Provincial alcohol laws are to be obeyed at all times. Alcohol may only be consumed by those students who have reached the legal drinking age (19 years), in private areas of residence (rooms, private lounges, and private hallways). Underage drinking is not permitted in residence. Students may be found in violation of this policy when the evidence demonstrates that a student has used, is about to use or will use alcohol illegally/inappropriately in the future. This includes being under the influence of or possessing alcohol. Students who provide alcohol to those who are under the legal drinking age will also be held accountable.