Two basic factors dictate Clarion University's policy on alcohol:
- Studies indicate that a majority of the misconduct incidents involving students are related to alcohol consumption.
- Clarion University is a state agency, and as such it cannot authorize, condone, sanction, or otherwise support activities in which state law is violated. The consumption of alcoholic beverages by those under 21 years of age is such a violation.
Because of these factors, the university has adopted regulations under which the following acts constitute student misconduct:
- The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in or around university and university supervised facilities and property.
- The possession or use by, and sale or furnishing of, alcoholic beverages to those under 21 years of age.
- The serving of alcoholic beverages to a student which contributes to subsequent misconduct by that student.
In addition to its regulations, the university attempts to provide a program of alcohol awareness, education, treatment, counseling, and information to help students understand the university's alcohol policy and its implementation.