Student Handbook


The following is a non-exhaustive list of standards of conduct Xavier will enforce. Additional standards of conduct will be enforced in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and Xavier's Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.

Tobacco and Nicotine: Xavier University is a tobacco and Nicotine-free campus as stated in the following policy:

Underage Drinking: By state law, it is illegal for persons under the age of 21 to possess, consume, or sell alcohol. Therefore, a student who engages in such behavior is in violation of University policy. Providing alcohol to a student who is not of legal drinking age is a violation of University policy by both parties.

Illegal and Prescription Drugs: The possession, consumption, and sale of illegal drugs and the abuse of prescription drugs are illegal and a violation of University policy.

Drinking Games and Instruments: Participation in alcohol drinking games and the possession of instruments designed to encourage excessive drinking (e.g., beer bongs) is prohibited and a violation of University policy.

Paraphernalia: Any instrument, vessel, or device (e.g., bong, pipe, rolling papers, etc. - this list is illustrative not exhaustive) used to consume alcohol or illegal substances in the commission of a policy violation or state law is considered contraband and is prohibited. Such items will be confiscated and the Student Conduct Process will be levied.

Public Intoxication: Public intoxication on any University-owned property (including but not limited to residence hall common areas, rooms and apartments) is prohibited and a violation of University policy.

False Identifications: The possession of a falsified identification and the representation of another person's identification as one's own are prohibited and a violation of University policy. Such items may be confiscated and considered evidence of intent to purchase alcohol under the legal age limit. Knowingly providing an identification to another student to falsely represent as their own is also a violation of University policy.

Responsibility for Violations: Consumption of alcohol, legal or otherwise, neither removes nor absolves a student from their responsibility to observe University regulations.

Complicity: All students present where a violation is occurring are considered responsible for the violation and may face the Student Conduct Process. For example, if underage consumption of alcohol or use of illicit drugs is occurring in a student's room, all present may be held responsible.

Residence Life Policies: In any University-owned housing, students who are of legal drinking age may possess or consume alcohol in a student's room or apartment. Consumption and possession of open containers of alcohol in public areas of University-owned housing is permitted only with the specific authorization of the Office of Residence Life. Kegs, beer balls and other large amounts of alcohol are not permitted in students' rooms or apartments. Alcohol containers are not permitted as decoration in students' rooms or apartments. Empty alcohol containers must be disposed of promptly. The possession of alcohol or alcohol containers will be considered evidence of consumption and the container may be confiscated and destroyed. No alcohol is permitted in Brockman Hall, Husman Hall, or in any University-owned room or apartment where all residents of that room or apartment are under the legal drinking age. Residence Life Staff who are assigned to alcohol-free areas are permitted to consume alcohol only in their own room or apartment. Alcohol-related conduct that infringes upon the rights of others to a quiet, orderly living environment is not acceptable. A student may be denied the privilege of University-owned housing if they repeatedly violates the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy or if they pose a danger to themselves, others, or the environment while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.