Alcohol Policy Violations: Procedures and Sanctions for Individuals

Students must carry student IDs at all times and should present them upon request of a university staff member (including Resident Assistants and TCU Police). Failure to do so may be considered a violation of the Code of Student Conduct for Failure to Comply with a University Authority.

Any violation of the alcohol policy will subject the student to the following minimum disciplinary sanctions:

First Offense

  • The student will be required to permanently dispose of all the alcohol and containers in his/her possession or it will be confiscated and disposed of by a university staff member.
  • A $75 fine will be charged to the student. The charge will read as an “alcohol policy violation” on the stu­dent’s bill from the University.
  • The student must complete the online alcohol education program furnished through the Alcohol and Drug Education Office.
  • Upon completion of the program, students will discuss the results with either a Hall Director or ADE staff member.

Second Offense

  • The student will be required to permanently dispose of all the alcohol in his/her possession or it will be confis­cated and disposed of by a university staff member.
  • A $100 fine will be charged to the student. The charge will read as an “alcohol policy violation” on the stu­dent’s bill from the University.
  • The student must attend a 2 hour, in-person, alcohol education workshop designed for persons who have repeated vio­lations. The student will attend 2 or more educational meetings with ADE Staff and follow any recommendations made.
  • The student must complete 10 hours of community service with the Alcohol and Drug Education Office.
  • A letter will be sent to the student, and to the student’s parents, with a copy going to his/her file in Campus Life – Dean’s Office citing the student’s alcohol viola­tion and the consequences for further violations.

Third Offense

  • The student will be required to permanently dispose of all the alcohol in his/her possession or it will be confis­cated and disposed of by a university staff member.
  • A $150 fine will be charged to the student. The charge will read as an “alcohol policy violation” on the stu­dent’s bill from the University.
  • The student will attend 2 or more educational meetings with ADE Staff and follow any recommendations made.
  • The student will be referred to the Campus Life – Dean’s Office and placed on University disciplinary probation. University housing students may be subject to removal from the residential living program at TCU for a minimum of one semester.
  • The student must complete 20 hours of community service as instructed by the Alcohol and Drug Education Office.
  • A letter will be sent to the student, and to the student’s parents or guardians, with a copy going to his/her file in Campus Life – Dean’s Office citing the student’s alcohol violation and the consequences for further violations.

In all offenses, depending upon the surrounding circum­stances, additional disciplinary sanctions may be levied.