Alcohol & Drug Policy:

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to excellence in all aspects of personal and academic life. We recognize that alcohol abuse and misuse is a significant impediment to achieving this excellence. Therefore, CU-Boulder permits only the responsible, legal consumption of alcohol. The university complies with all federal, state, and local laws concerning alcohol and illegal drugs.

Laws Related to Alcohol & Drug Use:

Persons under 21 years of age cannot legally possess or consume alcoholic beverages.  The furnishing of alcoholic beverages to underage persons is prohibited. Individuals who are of legal drinking age may possess and consume alcohol only in the privacy of their room with the door closed in their assigned residence hall room or at official conference catered events. Alcohol is not allowed in public areas (includes balconies) unless at a sanctioned private event Alcohol cannot be consumed or carried in open containers on any street, sidewalk, alley, automobile, or public area on campus. Any participant who consumes or possesses alcohol contrary to the above is subject to request for departing the premises and, upon request, shall leave the premises immediately.

The possession, use, sale, manufacturing, or distribution of Illegal ("Illegal" means unlawful under Colorado state law or federal law) drugs in the residence halls, including marijuana and drug paraphernalia including but not limited to pipes, hookahs, bongs, water pipes, etc. is not permitted. Marijuana remains a controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substance Act and, accordingly, is Illegal.  Any participant who involves themselves in the use of possession of Illegal drugs is subject to the campus’s request to depart the premises and, upon request, shall leave the premises. A participant may also be subject to legal action.

  • Possession of firearms, explosives, fireworks, incendiary devices, ammunition, other weapons, or instruments designed to look like any of the above will result in the possible immediate removal from campus.