All students are encouraged to make responsible and informed choices regarding the use of alcohol. In the state of Alaska, the legal age for the consumption and possession of alcohol is 21. Anchorage municipal ordinance prohibits public consumption of alcohol and possession of open containers of alcohol on property owned or controlled by the Municipality of Anchorage (i.e. streets and sidewalks).
The UAA Student Code of Conduct and Residence Life policy prohibit students from possessing, using, selling, distributing or providing marijuana or any other illegal drugs, prohibited, substance, or drug paraphernalia. Residence Life policy also prohibits students from possessing, using, selling, distributing, or providing synthetic cannabinoid products, such as K2 and Spice. Being found responsible for violating UAA's drug policy may result in immediate termination of the student's housing agreement. Residents who have their housing agreements terminated for disciplinary reasons will be assessed and charges in accordance with the mid-term release schedule.
In addition, it is prohibited to be perceptibly under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other illegal drugs regardless of one's age.
21 and Over
The alcohol policy for UAA's Residential Community permits some residents who are a minimum of 21 years of age to possess and consume limited quantities of alcoholic beverages in certain apartments or suites in accordance with Department of Residence Life policies.
An individual resident and his/her non-roommate guests who are of legal drinking age may collectively be in possession (opened or unopened) of up to 144 ounces of beer or 750 milliliters of other alcohol in the resident's room, apartment or suite. In an apartment or suite where two or more students of legal drinking age reside, there may not be more than 288 ounces of beer or 1500 milliliters of other alcohol (opened or unopened) anywhere within the apartment or suite at any given time.
Empty alcohol containers count towards the limit of alcohol per person, suite, or apartment. Each resident is responsible to keep under the individual, personal, and collective limit within the apartment or suite. Collections of alcohol containers are prohibited. While you are permitted to possess alcohol/drug signage, it is a community expectation that it is not visible from the exterior of buildings, i.e. outside windows or balconies, as to promote our Wellness Initiative-Substance Free Housing.
Guests in Residence Halls
Residents of legal drinking age who bring or allow guests to bring alcohol into their rooms, apartments, or suites are responsible for coordinating with their roommates, in advance, to ensure that they collectively(resident, roommates, and all guests) do not exceed the alcohol limit permitted in their apartment or suite. Residents who are not of legal drinking age may not be in possession of alcohol at any time in their room, apartment, or suite nor may they allow guests to bring alcohol into their room, apartment, or suite regardless of the age of their guest(s).
Students may not possess or serve alcoholic beverages from any common container sources (such as kegs, party balls, beer bongs, punch bowls,or trash cans), produce alcoholic beverages, or possess materials used in the production of alcoholic beverages. Drinking games or other activities that involve or encourage rapid and/or excessive consumption of alcohol are prohibited.Providing alcoholic beverages to minors or hosting a party where alcohol and minors are present is prohibited, as is being perceptibly under the influence regardless of one's age.
Any resident found responsible for hosting a gathering that exceeds the above stated alcohol limitations and/or hosting a gathering in which one or more minors consume alcohol in the resident's room, apartment or suite may have his/her housing agreement immediately terminated as a disciplinary sanction, whether or not the resident has a prior UAA disciplinary record.The Residence Hall Alcohol Policy is subject to annual review by the Residence Hall Association and the University administration.