With the new Student Alcohol Policy came the “3 Strike Policy”. It sates that if a student receives 3 alcohol violations on or off campus (a strike), the student can be suspended from the University.
You might wonder what exactly counts as a strike…
- Minor in possession
- Public intoxication
- Manufacture, use or possession of false identification
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while intoxicated
- Actual physical control while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Involvement in a crime while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in University Residence Halls, fraternity houses, or sorority houses
- Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on University property outdoors, such as housing center lawns and at Brandt Park, or in other public areas of campus
- Violation of the student Alcohol Policy by individuals or organizations.
With each strike, harsher penalties are given: parent notification, to fines, to alcohol related classes, to suspension.
The question is, is it fair that strikes can be given for violations off campus?
What about game days? Why is alcohol allowed on campus and in fraternity houses on 6 Saturdays during the Fall, but no other time of the year?