Alcohol in University Housing

The alcohol policy in university housing and fraternity and sorority facilities at Texas Christian Univer­sity is designed to support the University, city, state, and federal laws as well as to create an environment conducive to learning appropriate and healthy attitudes and behaviors regarding the use of alcohol in our society.

  1. In university housing and fraternity and sorority chap­ter facilities: residents of legal age (21 years) and over may possess and consume alcoholic beverages in their rooms/apartments and in the rooms/apartments where all students are 21 years of age or older. The consump­tion or possession of alcoholic beverages in open con­tainers is prohibited in hallways, stairways, elevators, lobbies, lounges, recreation areas, rest rooms, and all other areas of university housing (see Code of Student Conduct section, Alcohol).
  2. If the residents of a student room/apartment are not of legal drinking age (21 years), no alcohol is allowed in the residence at any time nor may their guests (even if they are of legal drinking age) may bring alcoholic beverages into the residence. If a student is under 21 years and in a room/apartment where alcohol is present, all students present (regardless of age) will be docu­mented.
  3. If one roommate is of legal drinking age and one is not, the resident of legal age may possess and consume alcohol in his/her room/apartment. If anyone other than the residents of said room/apartment enters the residence, all alcohol consumption must cease and containers must be stored out of plain view (even if guest(s) are 21).
  4. No student of legal drinking age is allowed to purchase or in any way provide alcohol for an underage student.
  5. Individual violations will accumu­late for the entirety of one’s TCU career.
  6. Any violation in university housing may subject the student to the sanctions set forth in the Code of Student Conduct section, Alcohol.
  7. Any violation of the alcohol policy in fraternity or sorority chapter facilities that is determined to be organizational rather than individual will be referred to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL). If alcohol or evidence of alcohol consumption is found in the common areas leased by an organization (i.e. chapter room, kitchen, study room) the organization is subject to a fine of $500, 100 hours of community service, and completion of an alcohol education program, approved by the FSL Office. Organi­zational violations by non-fraternity/sorority organiza­tions will be referred to the judicial board of the Stu­dent Organizations Committee for appropriate action. Fines and service hours are subject to increase based on number received in academic year.