Alcohol Policy

Marshall University has established policies and guidelines governing the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the University campus that are consistent with West Virginia state law. State law prohibits the sale and consumption of all alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of twenty‐one (21). Accordingly, possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage persons is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the University.

The following guidelines concerning the use of alcohol at club and organization off-campus functions are suggested:

  • Organizations and individual student members will abide by all federal, state, and local laws and Marshall University
  • No organization funds may be used to purchase
  • When alcohol is present:
  • Non-alcoholic beverages should also be served;
  • Food (preferably low salt, high protein) should be served;
  • No alcohol should be consumed during the last hour of the event; and
  • Appropriate and reasonable behavior is expected of all students and their guests who attend an event associated with a registered organization of Marshall University. The health and safety of students and their guests will be taken into consideration when planning and implementing an