Alcoholic Beverage Policy

The possession, consumption, manufacture, sale or furnishing of alcoholic beverages on the University campus is governed by California Lutheran University policy and California state statutes. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcoholic beverages is controlled by the California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control. (ABC) However, the criminal enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

Campus policies which are primarily enforced by Residence Life and Campus Safety prohibit the consumption, possession, sale, distribution or furnishing of alcoholic beverage on campus, except where designated by the Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. This includes empty alcoholic beverage containers as well.

Violations of University policy and State alcoholic beverage laws are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or provide alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21. Further, the possession of an alcoholic beverage by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or place open to the public is illegal. Organizations or groups violating the University alcoholic beverage policy or state law may be subject to University sanctions.

Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a significant risk to the campus community. Persons driving under the influence are subject to arrest and University sanctions.