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Consolidated USMH & UMCP Policies and Procedures Manual

                 APPROVED BY PRESIDENT AUGUST 1, 1991
  Following is the complete text of the policy as it appears in the
  "Community Living" handbook which is distributed to all resident
  students on the UMCP campus.
       - Possession/use of alcohol by minors is prohibited.
       - Sale of alcohol is prohibited.
       - Kegs are prohibited.
       - Parties involving alcohol are prohibited.
  Possession or use of alcohol by a minor, or sale of alcohol by
  anyone in the residence halls is prohibited, as are kegs.
  Violation of these rules may result in the responsible
  resident(s) receiving an administrative (housing) and/or a
  disciplinary (University) sanction. Serious or repeated
  violations could result in the responsible resident(s) having
  their Residence Halls Agreement terminated.
  Off-campus or on-campus, the decision to drink or not to drink
  rests with you. As you are confronted with situations where you
  are asked to choose, keep in mind that the laws dictating the
  legal drinking age are the same on-campus as they are in a bar on
  Route 1- if it's illegal for you to drink off-campus, it's
  illegal in your residence hall, in the Union, or anywhere else on
  University grounds.
  Space reservations approval will not be granted for group
  activities which involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  Residents who are not of legal drinking age will, of course, not
  be permitted to possess or consume alcohol in any residence halls
  space (e.g. room, lounge, lobby, quad).
  Resident Life acknowledges, however, that students of legal
  drinking age may choose to consume alcohol in their room, suite
  or apartment. If found in possession of any open container of
  alcohol anywhere else in or around the residence halls, ALL
  students will be instructed to pour it out, in the nearest
  appropriate receptacle.
  Whether planned or spontaneous, any party involving alcohol is
  prohibited.  In view of this policy, kegs are prohibited in any
  residence hall public or private space. The "no keg" policy is
  designed to prevent gatherings where the consumption of alcohol
  is the primary objective. Kegs are also banned in acknowledgement
  that under aged residents at such gatherings could violate State,
  University, and residence hall regulations by having easy access
  to alcoholic beverages. Staff members will be expected to "close
  down" events which violate any of the aforementioned policies and
  to refer the responsible students for judicial or administrative
  Distinguishing the prohibited "group" events from the acceptable,
  small scale gatherings (for of-age residents) will be left to the
  judgement of the particular staff member. In all cases, residents
  are expected to accept staff judgements and to comply with their
  *Minor is defined as any person under the age of 21.

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