All alcohol must be registered with the Office of Residence Life or with the RA Office prior to entering the residence hall.
Residents of legal drinking age (age 21 and older) are permitted to consume alcohol in their own room of the residence hall. Alcohol will not be permitted beyond the assigned room. Residents who are age 21 and older are granted the privilege of having alcohol for personal consumption within their own residence hall room.
The amount of alcohol allowed for personal consumption in a 24-hour period should not exceed one six-pack of beer cans or 1-liter of wine or one four-pack of wine coolers.
Students who are in an intoxicated state and it is deemed necessary to have an ambulance called will be responsible to pay the full costs associated with the EMS services provided.
Please be aware that if you are sanctioned for an alcohol violation you may receive some or all of the sanctions listed.
Possession or consumption of beer, wine, liquor or any other form of alcohol on college property unless in accordance with policies pertaining to parties, campus-wide events, and the residence hall as stated below. (Rule applies to all students and includes any bottle, can, mug, or other container used to transport alcohol.)
Drug Related Sanctions
Depending on the circumstances and severity of the violation, one or more of the following sanctions will be imposed.
Federal Drug Laws
Federal Drug Laws – 21 U.S.C.
New York State Drug & Alcohol Laws
New York State Penal Law – Sections 220-222*
*Note – While possession of marijuana has been de-criminalized, Hilbert College remains a drug-free campus. Possession of any amount of marijuana, edibles, cannabis oil, compounds, etc.; as well as any other illegal drug, is a violation of the Hilbert College Drug and Alcohol Policy and is subject to conduct sanctions.
New York State Marijuana Law
New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law – Section 65
Hilbert College Student Handbook/Code of Conduct (PDF)
If a student enters an area where a violation of policy is occurring, or a violation is initiated in an area that he or she is in, the student should immediately leave. Otherwise, by choosing to remain, the student assumes responsibility for all behavior and items in that room, regardless of his/her participation, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that the student had no knowledge of the incident.
This policy (updated June 14, 2021) for the protection of minors sets forth the requirements and procedures established by the College for the protection minors who participate in such covered activities, whether on or off campus.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
In accordance with federal law, as of Oct. 1, 2003, Hilbert maintains a registry of sex offenders living or working on campus which is available to students, faculty and staff. The registry is located in the Office of Campus Safety.
Possession of any weapon is prohibited on college property and at college sponsored events. This policy applies to employees, students and individuals visiting or conducting business on college property.
For purposes of this policy, College property includes any property owned or leased by the College, including College owned vehicles. This policy also applies to off campus College sponsored events.
Weapon is defined as:
• Any device that shoots a bullet, pellet, flare, or any other projectile, whether loaded or unloaded, including those powered by CO2. This includes but is not limited to rifles, shotguns, handguns or other firearm, BB/pellet gun, flare gun, stun gun, air soft gun, dart gun, paintball gun and any ammunition for any such device. Any replica of the aforementioned is also prohibited.
• Any explosive device including fireworks, firecrackers, and black powder.
• Any device that is designed or traditionally used to inflict harm including but not limited to nun chucks, any knife with a blade longer than three inches, hunting knife, fixed blade knife, throwing knives, throwing stars, dagger, razor, or other cutting instrument the blade of which is exposed.
Weapons are not permitted to be stored on campus or in vehicles. Any weapon on campus in violation of this policy will be confiscated.
Violation of this policy by employees constitutes misconduct and may subject the offender to discipline including immediate termination.
Violation of this policy by students will be adjudicated in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Depending on the circumstances violation of this policy may subject the offender to discipline up to and including dismissal from the College.
Violation of this policy by individuals visiting or conducting business on college property will result in the individual being required to leave the College property or event and may also result in the individual receiving a written directive to remain off college property.
The College may refer any violation of this policy to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Exceptions to this policy include.
• Any federal, state, or local law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her official duties.
• A weapon, real or replica, used in connection with drill, public ceremony, or a theatrical performance. Prior written approval must be obtained from the Director of Hilbert College Campus Safety.
• Prior written approval from the Director of Hilbert College Campus Safety and the Provost must be obtained when the weapon will be used in a college sanctioned academic course or activity.
When police have determined that all leads to preliminarily locate the missing student have been exhausted and the whereabouts of the student remains unknown, the Dean of Students will contact the student's parents/guardians. The Vice President of Student Affairs will inform the President.
Upon return of the missing student, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will consult with the student due to concerns raised by their absence.
When the situation has been stabilized, the Vice President of Student Affairs will coordinate internal and external information releases with Hilbert College Public Relations Director or designee. Only the Public Relations Office or the Dean of Students may release details of the student's status to
the media or other external parties.
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