The State of Illinois prohibits the sale, use, distribution, manufacture, or possession of all forms of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years of age. Students under 21 years of age may not sell, use, distribute, manufacture, or possess all forms of alcoholic beverages.

Providing or distributing alcohol to individuals under the age of 21 is prohibited. 

Students, even those 21 years of age or older, may not possess or consume alcohol in common or non-reserved areas on university premises.

Alcohol consumption that results in behavior that infringes on the rights of others in the community is prohibited.

Alcohol consumption that creates a risk of harm to self, including requiring a transport to the hospital for intoxication, is prohibited.

For specific policies regarding alcoholic beverages in the residence halls, please see the Guide to Student Housing.

For specific policies regarding events sponsored by student organizations at which alcohol is served, please see the Student Organization Handbook.

Alcoholic beverages may not be served at events sponsored by student organizations without authorization from the Office of Student Involvement. Unless specific risk management mechanisms are in place, authorization will generally not be given to any student organization that is hosting an event at which students under 21 will, or could be, present. Notification of such authorization will be sent to the student organization itself, the organization's moderator/advisor, the building director and the Public Safety Office.

DePaul community members owe it to themselves and others to make educated decisions about their use of alcohol. 

This University also seeks to educate students about making safe, responsible decisions when it comes to alcohol use. Detailed information about DePaul's efforts and programming related to alcohol use can be obtained from the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness​. Students who have concerns about their alcohol use (or someone else’s) may confidentially contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at any time.