1) Alcohol cannot be possessed or consumed in rooms, suites, or apartments where all residents are under the age of 21.
2) Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed in a public area of the residences. All areas in a residence hall, except for private rooms, are considered public areas. When the door of a private room is open, the room is considered a public area. Only those of legal drinking age may transport closed containers of alcohol.
3) Individuals under the age of 21 may not consume alcohol. Only those of legal drinking age may be served alcohol.
4) Individuals may not provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age. Those who do are subject to penalties under University regulations and under New Jersey state law.
5) Drinking games or other behaviors designed for the purpose of rapid and/or excessive consumption of alcohol are prohibited.
6) At no time should activities which encourage excessive drinking and/or lead to the endangerment of the individual served take place in the residence halls.
7) Any student, regardless of age, found to be acutely intoxicated, will be evaluated by Emergency Services for possible hospital treatment. Any student, regardless of age, requiring hospital treatment, will be subsequently evaluated by the Alcohol and Other Drug Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program for Students.
8) All Residents will be held responsible for the behavior of their guest, which includes Rutgers students.
Registered Social Events
1) All parties and social events which include alcohol in apartment and/or suite-style living environments, must be registered and approved by the Residence Life Coordinator no less than 48 hours prior to the event using the social registration form. All registration forms must state the type of, and amount of, alcohol to be available at the events, as well as the specific names of sponsors, monitors, and bartenders.
2) Students living in apartment and/or suite-style living environments who fail to register social events with alcohol, may lose their privilege to host any gatherings in the future, and may go through the residence life adjudication process.
3) No tap alcohol beverages, including kegs, are permitted in the residence hall rooms or suites. A ban on keg deliveries is imposed in the residence halls and suites. In apartments, a limit of one 1/4 keg, is permitted with the permission of the Residence Life Coordinator.
4) Those persons registering the social event are responsible for the behavior and actions of all persons attending the event.
5) At least half the beverages provided to guests must be non-alcoholic. Food should be available in sufficient quantities. One student must be provided to check IDs and one student to serve alcohol. Bartenders must be of legal drinking age. Sponsors, monitors, and bartenders must not drink or be intoxicated while serving in their positions and will be held responsible for the behavior and actions of those attending the event. All parties and social events must end by 1:30 am.
6) The Residence Life Coordinator may limit the number of registered social gatherings in any hall or area.
7) It is a University regulation that parties and social gatherings involving alcohol may only take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
8) In accordance with the University and College policies, the Residence Life staff may intervene in, or terminate any parties or social events that are illegal, unregistered, or disruptive to the community.
AS AN ADDITION TO THE NEW JERSEY STATE LAW N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15, THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO RUTGERS UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AS WELL AS IT RELATES TO LAW VIOLATIONS:
1)An underage person and one or two other persons shall be immune from prosecution under this section if:
one of the underage persons called 9-1-1 and reported that another underage person was in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption;
(2) the underage person who called 9-1-1 and, if applicable, one or two others persons acting in concert with the underage person who called 9-1-1 provided each of their names to the 9-1-1 operator;
(3) the underage person was the first person to make the 9-1-1 report; and
(4) the underage person and, if applicable, one or two other persons acting in concert with the underage person who made the 9-1-1 call remained on the scene with the person under the legal age in need of medical assistance until assistance arrived and cooperated with medical assistance and law enforcement personnel on the scene.
2)The underage person who received medical assistance also shall be immune from prosecution under this section.
UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINE IN CASES OF VIOLATIONS OF LAW
Rutgers University students may be held accountable through the University judicial conduct process as well as the local New Brunswick/Piscataway criminal justice system. The University judicial process may be carried out before, simultaneously with, or following any related civil or criminal proceedings. If civil or criminal charges are dropped, or if the student is found not guilty via the criminal justice process, University discipline decisions and/or sanctions will not be subject to alteration or amendment.