Safety and Security
Alcohol and Drugs On Campus
WSU Spokane Campus Safety and Security seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that both respects individual freedom and promotes the health, safety, and welfare of all members of the community. In keeping with these objectives, the University has established a policy and guidelines governing the distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the WSU Spokane campus, consistent with laws of the state of Washington.
Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the University. Intentionally or knowingly selling, or intentionally or knowingly “furnishing” alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21, or to persons obviously inebriated, is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the University.
Alcohol can be served at public events only to those over the age of 21 and only if in conformity with those requirements of the Washington Liquor Control Board and the University regarding the serving of alcohol. Arrangements for serving alcohol at public events must be made through the Events coordinator for the WSU Spokane campus.
WSU Spokane Safety and Security, along with the Spokane Police Department, have primary responsibility in enforcing alcohol and drug laws on the WSU Spokane Campus. Any individual known to be in violation of the University alcohol policy is subject to disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment, or fine according to Washington state or federal law.
WAC* 504-26-212 Alcohol
Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by university regulations), or public intoxication are prohibited. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under twenty-one years of age.
Illegal Drugs Policy
WSU Spokane Campus Safety and Security does not condone possession, use, or distribution of any and all illegal drugs by anyone on campus property. Any individual known to be possessing, using, or distributing such drugs is subject to disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment, or fine according to Washington state or federal law.
WAC 504-26-211 Drugs and drug paraphernalia
Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of marijuana, narcotics, or other controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia except as permitted by federal, state, and local law.
*WAC is the Washington Administrative Code, the body of laws from the administrative branch of state government.