Health & Wellness Promotion
Alcohol & Other Drug Education
University Alcohol & Drug Policies
University and campus policies relating to alcohol and other drugs are spread throughout the university in a variety of departments and offices. In order to provide easy access to these policies, they have been collected and linked on this page. Please refer to the original source for possible changes - this information is aggregated as an educational resource and is not intended to replace or contradict the original source.
IUPUI Honors the Indiana Lifeline Law
IUPUI honors the Indiana Lifeline Law, which provides immunity for the crimes of public intoxication, minor possession, minor consumption, and minor transportation of alcohol to persons who reveal themselves to law enforcement while reporting a medical emergency, reporting being the victim of a sex offense, or witnessing and reporting what the person believes to be a crime. While this immunity may not be applicable in every circumstance, the intent of IUPUI policies are to ensure that people who need help receive it without fear of university sanctions.
Student Alcohol & Drug Policy
Location: IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (Part II.H.22-23)
Summary: IUPUI prohibits the unauthorized possession, use, or supplying alcoholic beverages to others contrary to law or university policy. Violations of this policy can have different consequences (written reprimand to suspension) depending upon the circumstances of the incident. The university's judicial system allows parents/guardians to be notified when their under 21 year old student has been found responsible for violating the alcohol policy. Students responsible for an alcohol violation may also be instructed to participate in an alcohol education program.
IUPUI has a zero tolerance practice for the possession, sale and/or use of illegal drugs. Students who violate this policy can expect a significant sanction; including suspension or expulsion from the University.
Staff Alcohol & Drug Policy
Location: University Human Resources, Substance-Free Workplace
Summary: This policy applies to all Staff and Temporary employees on university premises or while conducting university business off university premises. The university absolutely prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol on university premises or while conducting university business off university premises. Violation of this policy may result in immediate termination of employment. Lawful dispensation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages on university property is limited to specifically authorized events.
An employee who is (1) found to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance while on university property, or in the course of a university activity, or (2) convicted of a criminal alcohol or drug statute violation occurring on university property, is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Faculty Alcohol & Drug Policy
Location: IU Academic Handbook (Section 18.104.22.168 Personal Misconduct on University Property)
Summary: Prohibits the unauthorized possession, use, or supplying alcoholic beverages to others contrary to law or university policy. The University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or being under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol on university property or in the course of university activities. The IU Academic Handbook includes a Substance-Free Workplace statement in Part 2: The Academic Appointee and the University.
Student-Athlete Alcohol & Drug Policy
Location: Student-Athlete Handbook
Summary: Lawful responsible consumption or abstinence is expected from the student-athlete and consumption and/or possession of alcohol by minors in the State of Indiana is illegal. Head coaches may have additional team rules regarding the consumption and possession of alcohol that may affect the student-athlete’s eligibility for practice and competition. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics also has an alcohol and drug education and testing program independent of the NCAA Drug Testing Program.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Alcohol & Drug Policy
Location: Fraternity and Sorority Life Website
Summary: The possession, sale, use or consumption of alcoholic beverages during a chapter event must comply with all applicable laws. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source(s) of alcoholic beverages, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited.
No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) at which alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. This includes any event held in, at or on the property of a tavern as defined above for purposes of fundraising.
All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will by non-alcoholic. No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in conjunction with a tavern or alcohol distributor as defined in this policy. No member or pledge, associate/ new member or novice shall permit, tolerate, encourage, or participate in "drinking games." The definition of drinking games includes but is not limited to the consumption of shots of alcohol, liquor, or alcoholic beverages, the practice of consuming shots equating to one's age, "beer pong," "century club," "dares" or any other activity involving the consumption of alcohol.
No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/ associate member/ new member/ novice program, activity or ritual of the chapter. This includes but is not limited to activities associated with "bid night," "big brother- little brother" events or activities, / "big sister- littler sister" events or activities, "family" events or activities and initiation.
Housing and Residence Life Alcohol & Drug Policy
Location: Office of Housing and Residence Life Residential Handbook
Summary: In residential housing where any assigned resident is under the age of 21, alcohol containers or paraphernalia of any kind: closed, open, or empty – are prohibited (this includes beer can, shot glasses or liquor bottle collections, etc.). Community containers of alcohol (containers larger than a half-gallon) are prohibited in any campus residence.
Alcohol may only be possessed or consumed in a residential apartment where ALL assigned residents and guests are 21 years or older and may not be possessed or consumed in a lounge, stairwell or other residential common area or in the presence of anyone under the age of 21.
Alcohol at On-Campus Events
Location: Requirements for Service of Alcoholic Beverages on University Premises
Summary: IUPUI Dining Services is the only licensed authority to dispense alcoholic beverages on the campus. Indiana University policy, Requirement for Service of Alcoholic Beverages on Indiana University premises (FIN-INS-10), outlines procedures regulating the service of alcoholic beverages at any function held on University property and any University function regardless of where held. If alcohol is being served at the event, you are REQUIRED to submit an Approval for Alcohol Service on Campus form at least 20 days prior to the event. Indiana University requires approval from the Chancellor's Office before you can serve alcohol on the IUPUI campus. The request should be submitted via email to the Chancellor at email@example.com at least 20 business days prior to the event date. The customer then must submit approval documentation from the Chancellor’s Office to IUPUI Dining Services at least 10 days in advance of the event before any alcohol can be served.