The law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning the use of alcoholic beverages is quite specific:
"Section 6308. Purchase, Consumption, Possession, or Transportation of Intoxicating Beverages.""A person commits a summary offense if he/she, being less than twenty-one (21) years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses or transports any alcohol, liquor or malt or brewed beverages."
The College will cooperate fully with civil authorities in the enforcement of the law. If civil authorities are involved, the College will not present disciplinary charges unless the College’s interests as an academic community are directly involved. Decisions to hold a college judicial hearing prior to, simultaneously with, or after criminal proceedings is at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
The possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on campus or at any off-campus college-sponsored activity regardless of age without the permission of the President of the College or her designee. Any student present in the room or area where alcohol is contained will be held responsible for a violation of the College’s alcohol policy.