The USF Alcohol Policy identifies that individuals living within Padua Hall, who are of legal drinking age, may possess moderate amounts of alcohol for personal consumption inside their personal room or within the apartment. Consistent with safe hosting practices, the University has the expectation that students hosting others of legal drinking age will make available to guests non-alcoholic beverages and food items. Students who are of legal age and who wish to possess and consume alcoholic beverages within their room are required to meet the following conditions:
The residents in whose room or apartment alcohol is being consumed are responsible for the behavior of their guests and may be held accountable for any policy violations. Guests themselves will also be held accountable for any policy violations.
It is the responsibility of the hosting residents to verify the age of any person consuming an alcoholic beverage and ensure that minors do not consume alcohol. Hosting residents are also responsible for ensuring that guests do not leave the room or apartment with an open container of alcohol and that guests do not become intoxicated and/or disorderly. Guests are also responsible and held accountable for these same behaviors.
Students found responsible for violating hosting policies may be subject to sanctions above and beyond those outlined in the Code of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
A gathering of students may be disbursed at any time when University officials determine the gathering represents a threat to the health and/or safety of the community, is a disruption to the community, or is in violation of any University policies.