Rice University Alcohol Policy

The Rice University Alcohol Policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, vendors, visitors, and alumni participating in any event that involves alcohol and is paid for with Rice University funds, occurs on Rice University property, or that is sponsored by a Rice University organization or club. However, this policy is not intended to apply to casual gatherings of faculty, staff or graduate students involving alcohol consumption by persons who are all at least 21 years of age and which do not involve University funding or support, such as small groups consuming alcohol at TABC licensed facilities on campus that serve alcohol. Regardless of coverage by this policy, the University expects that all individuals take personal responsibility for their behavior if consuming alcohol on campus.

Additionally, events where alcohol is served or consumed and that are likely to be attended by students must register and may be subject to additional student alcohol policies. Please see the following resources: