For the full policy, please refer to the Student Conduct Code, Section 7.1.2 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual. Questions about the policy may be directed to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at 607-274-3375.
- Persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from purchasing, possessing or consuming any type of alcoholic beverage anywhere on campus at any time, including all residence hall rooms and apartments.
- Persons under the age of 21 may not possess empty alcohol containers, including but not limited to beer bottles/cans, wine bottles/boxes, and liquor bottles.
- Students age 21 or older may possess and consume alcohol in any residence hall room or apartment, but they are prohibited from purchasing alcohol for or providing alcohol to minors.
The following are PROHIBITED:
- Open containers of any type of alcoholic beverage in public areas on campus, unless at a registered event.
- Possession of multiple-quart containers (kegs, wine boxes, or any container that has a tap) in residence hall rooms at all times.
- High-risk drinking paraphernalia, including but not limited to beer pong tables and beer bongs/funnels; and all drinking games, with or without alcohol.
- Consuming alcohol to the point where the student’s behavior poses a danger of causing physical harm to her/himself and/or others.
- The possession of alcoholic beverages at intercollegiate athletic events.
- The possession, use, manufacture, purchase, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or prescription drugs without a prescription.
- Although New York State law now permits the use of medical marijuana under certain conditions, federal law prohibits all use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana at U.S educational institutions. Federal law also requires any institution of higher education which receives federal funding to have policies in place which prohibit possession and use of marijuana on campus. Therefore, the use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes is not allowed in any Ithaca College residence hall or on any other Ithaca College property. No exceptions can be made for any student based on their possession of a medical marijuana certification, registry ID card, or any other proof of medical marijuana eligibility.
SANCTION & INTERVENTION PROTOCOL FOR ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA VIOLATIONS
This protocol is intended as a guideline for conduct decisions regarding minimum sanctions and interventions which shall be imposed for student alcohol and marijuana violations. Sanctions may accelerate based on the progression, severity, or frequency of the violation, particularly when sale or distribution of alcohol or other drugs, or threatening, violent, and/or destructive behavior is present and may include removal from campus housing, suspension, or expulsion. Criminal prosecution may also occur in cases that rise to the level of a crime. Violations accrue over the course of a student’s entire matriculation period. Once a student commits a Level II violation, any future violations within a year of the date of the first will be considered Level II, even if the violation is Level I. If a full year passes without incident, then a Level I violation will be considered as such. Failure to complete conduct requirements may result in accelerated charges, fees, and sanctions including a conduct hold placed on a student's record. The conduct hold will prevent the student from registering for classes or adding/dropping classes until the conduct requirement is completed and the hold is cleared.