Issued By: Dean of Students
Approved By:
Effective Date: 1984
Amended: 2003  

The use of alcohol is permitted in the following locations and under the following circumstances only:

Public Areas of the College

At licensed special events in designated licensed areas, for students 19 years of age or older with appropriate identification. The consumption, or possession, of an alcoholic beverage is not permissible in any other public area of the College. 

All licensed special events must be booked through the Conference Services Office with appropriate notice and approval as specified in the Policy on Room and Event Bookings. 

Residence Areas of the College

Those students of legal age (19) resident at the College and guests of legal age (19) may consume alcohol in private residence rooms and in the private lounges areas within residence units according to applicable residence policies and regulations. (Covered entrances to the town house units are considered public areas and alcohol may not be in open containers or consumed in these areas; stairways between floors in Wemple and Alumni Court Residences are consider public areas and alcohol may not be in open containers or consumed in these areas.)

The consumption, or possession, of an alcoholic beverage is never permissible on the grounds of King’s University College. This includes playing fields, all parking lots and areas adjacent to the residences

For Your Information

Any person who serves an alcoholic beverage to, or purchases an alcoholic beverage for, any person under the age of 19 is in violation of the law.

If you serve any person an excessive amount of alcohol, regardless of his/her age, you may be legally liable as the host should your guest sustain or cause injury.

The misuse of alcohol by a student or guest may result in disciplinary action for any student at King’s University College.  In disciplinary actions the excuse of being under the influence of alcohol is not an acceptable defence or acceptable grounds for an appeal.

1984, revised 2003, 2004