1. There shall be no alcohol consumed in any public areas of a residence hall, including lounges, hallways, bathrooms, stairwells, or surrounding areas.
2. No alcohol in the residence hall may be provided from common containers including but not limited to kegs, punch bowls, Jell-O, pony kegs, beer balls, trashcans, and funnels.
3. Students are responsible for their own conduct and that of their guests in individual rooms. Only those individuals of legal age may possess alcoholic beverages. The host(s) will be subject to disciplinary action if there is excessive noise or over-crowding in the room or if those consuming alcohol are underage.
4. Resident Advisers and Hall Counselors are primarily responsible for monitoring and enforcing the policies regarding the use of alcoholic beverages in the residence halls. They are to report any infractions of this policy to the Dean of Students Office by completing an incident report. The Resident Adviser, Hall Counselor or Building Manager will inform a student that he/she will be the subject of an incident report. Violations of the Alcohol Policy are violations against the Code of Responsibility and may be reported by any student, faculty, or staff member to the Office of the Dean of Students.
5. Sanctions for participation in drinking games by underage students are double the usual applicable fine (e.g. $50 for a first offense). Party hosts and their roommates are responsible for the conduct of their guests and will be placed on social probation for the remainder of the semester in which underage students participate in drinking games at their party. In addition, a letter will be sent to the parent of the hosts and roommates. For a second offense of hosting a drinking game with underage participants, party hosts and their roommates will be evicted from college housing without refund.
Regulations in Martin Court
Martin Court staff and Davidson College Police are required to see that the Davidson College Alcohol Policy is followed accordingly in the apartments.
1. Common containers of alcohol, including, but not limited to, kegs, punch bowls, Jell-O, pony kegs, beer balls, trashcans, ice luges and funnels are not allowed in or around apartments. There will be no warnings for violations of this rule. Violations could result in fines and Code of Responsibility charges.
2. Alcohol is allowed in apartments and on patio areas (by legal aged residents), but is strictly prohibited on the grounds of Martin Court, whether it is in stairwells or open courtyards. Martin Court is not an open consumption area. Residents caught walking around the grounds of Martin Court with an open container of alcohol (regardless of the type of container that it is in) could face Code of Responsibility charges.
3. All parties must be registered with the Martin Court Area Coordinator or in MCF 204 during office hours. Weekday parties must be registered 24 hours in advance of the party and Noon on Thursday for weekend parties. For further details, refer to the Martin Court Apartment Party Guidelines on the process of registering parties.
4. All underage drinkers are subject to Code of Responsibility charges.
* Please Note
Games designed around the use of common containers (including but not limited to kegs, punch bowls, Jell-O, pony kegs, beer balls, funnels, coolers, ice luge, or trash cans) are expressly prohibited and a violation of the Davidson College Alcohol Policy.
Hosts are reminded that it is illegal to serve any individual under the age of 21 and that the server is responsible for insuring that such is the case. Alcoholic beverages cannot be sold, including but not limited to such practices as charging admission, charging for cups, selling tickets, or requiring donations. Because no alcohol is permitted in the public areas of any residence hall no one may carry open containers of alcoholic beverages into the hallway or any other public area. Failure to do so may result in a Code of Responsibility violation and/or forfeiture of all or part of the deposit.
The Residence Life Office may establish additional policies for the hosting of parties with or without alcohol in residence halls and students are encouraged to inquire in the Residence Life Office.
Martin Court Guidelines