Saint Louis University

In observance with the law of Missouri and the ordinances of the City of St. Louis, no person under the age of 21 may purchase or attempt to purchase or have in his or her possession, any alcoholic or intoxicating beverage on University premises or at University activities.

The University is obligated to respect civil law, and it attempts to provide the rights of others threatened by illegal or immoderate drinking on University premises or at social events sponsored by the University. The University, therefore, prohibits drinking that infringes on the rights of others, prohibits misconduct due to drinking or drinking by anyone under 21 years of age. The University prohibits any drinking patterns that lead to behaviors detrimental to the health and welfare of the individual, student group or University community. Social activities are expected to have clear purposes, other than the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The University encourages moderation in the use of alcohol, for those of legal age, who choose to drink. The University strongly asserts that choosing not to drink is as socially acceptable as choosing to drink.

In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the University annually notifies each employee and student information which includes the University Alcohol and Drug Policies, counseling and assistance programs, University and legal sanctions, health risks, and uses and effects of controlled substances.


The University Drug and Alcohol Policy can be found here for review.