Alcohol Policy

At all of its campuses, Emory University abides by and enforces all state and local laws, regulations and ordinances regarding the possession, consumption, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages.

The legal drinking age in Georgia is 21 years of age. Any student or employee under the age of 21 who purchases or knowingly possesses an alcoholic beverage is in violation of state law and University policy. Similarly, any person who furnishes an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age is also in violation.

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Alcohol is not permitted in the common areas of residence halls at the University’s main campus, and Campus Life prescribes a number of additional rules, regulations and requirements by which students and University organizations must abide with regard to the serving of alcohol at various events.

At the University’s Oxford College campus students are prohibited from on-campus possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages, due to the fact that the vast majority of Oxford College students are underage.

All students, faculty and employees of the University at all of its campuses must abide by the requirements of the “Emory University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy for Faculty, Staff and Students,” summarized below in this Report.