Kenyon College’s alcohol policy reflects its intention to adhere to state and local laws governing the use, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Kenyon is subject to these laws and administers all policies in accordance with their current interpretation. Thus, Kenyon’s specific alcoholic beverage regulations are designed to encourage responsible drinking and behavior by clearly stating what is expected of those who choose to consume or serve alcohol. If alcohol is found in a shared living space where all residents are under the legal drinking age (21), all residents will be held accountable for this policy violation. Violations of these regulations will result in disciplinary action.
1. Ohio State Law. Students are expected to know and comply with state and local laws regarding the sale, possession and consumption of alcohol.
2. Restraints Governing Use of Alcohol. Because the consumption of alcohol in a campus setting raises many complex issues, including behavioral, safety and legal problems, it is necessary for the College to define certain limitations on and restrictions regarding the possession, consumption, and purchase of alcoholic beverages. Students found responsible for violating this policy will be held accountable, and they may also be required to participate in counseling, assessment, and/or treatment; this may need to take place off-campus at the student’s expense.