Campus Services

Did You Know?

Below is a quick reference resource intended for general information only and is not a substitute for the personal responsibility of students and citizens to know the laws and policies of their community. More information can be found here.

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  • Potential alcohol related violations

    Examples of alcohol related violations include the following: 

    -Noise

    -Possession

    -Consumption or purchase of alcohol underage

    -Driving under the influence

    -Public Disorderly Conduct*

    -Transfer of alcohol to a minor

    -Providing false ID

    -Altering an ID

    -Lending your ID to another person for use

    -Transferring or purchasing alcohol for someone who is under 21

    *An individual can be issued a Public Disorderly Conduct citation for appearing grossly intoxicated in a public location, behaving in a loud or disorderly manner, or using profane language.

  • Clemson University has a Medical Alcohol Amnesty Policy (MAAP).

    Through the Medical Alcohol Amnesty Policy (MAAP), a student or organization may qualify for amnesty from University Code of Conduct violations when calling for medical attention in an alcohol related situation. Following the incident, students may be required to consult with someone from the Dean of Students office and participate in an appropriate educational program, depending on the situation. No individual may receive amnesty more than once in a two year period, and no organization may receive protection more than one time in an academic year. Amnesty does not exempt the student or caller from legal consequences. Please read the full policy for complete information.

  • The City of Clemson has a party registration program.

    The purpose of the Party Registration Program is to provide party hosts and party attendees with an opportunity to receive a telephone warning and voluntarily terminate a party in the case of excessive noise or to address other nuisance activities after a complaint has been received by the City of Clemson Police Department. Party Registration does not guarantee that a municipal and/or State summons will not be issued and the Registrant understands that the police may respond at any time to any party where there is a complaint of criminal conduct. Party Registration does not limit in any manner the authority of the police to respond to a party for any reason whatsoever without previously providing a warning.

    For complete information about this program, including the registration form and deadline information, visit the City of Clemson's website.

  • Officers have the right to enter any large public party that is open to strangers.

    Officers have the right to enter any large public party that is open to strangers. Sometimes officers are in civilian clothes. If they see evidence of laws being violated or safety problems, officers can issue citations. Examples of violations can include noise, traffic, crowds and parking. If the party is causing a disturbance, officers can issue a citation to the owners of the residence and party goers. They can also ask party goers to leave. If an officer suspects underage drinking they can check identifications and can issue citations. Presenting false identification can lead to a fine, jail time and driver’s license suspension. Party hosts can be cited for providing alcohol to those under the age of 21.

  • Alcohol laws are still enforced on game days.

    There is additional police enforcement on game days. All officers have jurisdiction to issue alcohol citations (including minor in possession and transfer to minors) on game days, and if the officer suspects underage drinking they can check identifications and can issue citations. The suspected violator may be required to produce proper identification if asked. The use of false identification can lead to a fine, jail time and a driver's license suspension.

  • When leaving a party, everyone must be compliant with the law.

    Everyone leaving the party must be compliant with the law. Safe, legal drivers are a requirement. All passengers must be individually buckled.

  • What to do if you are issued an alcohol citation

    It is best to cooperate fully in an incident where law enforcement is called. Respectful compliance is the best option to serve the purpose of safety and order. Remember the legal drinking age is 21, and all alcohol laws and policies are enforced both on and off campus.

    Possible legal penalties can include fines, driver's license suspension, alcohol classes, probation and community service. In cases that qualify, diversionary/community programs can be requested and completed through the Solicitor's Office.

  • Students who are alleged to have violated public law may have also violated a student regulation.

    The Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES) may secure citation information from police and meet with you through a hearing process. This process is to determine if a student code of conduct violation has occurred. If a student is found in violation, any University related sanctions are separate from legal sanctions. More information can be found here.

  • Carrying pills without a bottle is presumed to be an intent to distribute.

    If you do not have a prescription for a controlled substance, it is not legal for you to possess it. Please note that marijuana is NOT legal in South Carolina, even for medical purposes.