Alcohol Policy Information & Resources

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In order to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all members of the University of South Florida System (USF System) community, this policy provides guidelines regarding the consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages on USF System* campuses.


As an open public university, the USF System does not prohibit the legal consumption of alcohol on its campuses. We recognize that as part of a well-planned and structured program, the serving and consumption of alcohol may take place. Therefore, the intent of this policy is to establish guidelines and procedures for the legal and responsible use of alcohol.


This Website provides information and resources regarding USF alcohol and drug policies.


While the alcohol policy applies to the entire USF System, some of the guidelines and forms on this Website are unique to USF Tampa. Please check with your local Student Affairs Office for specifics related to other system campuses.

Campus Rec (Intramurals)

The following is an excerpt from the Campus Rec guidelines regarding alcohol. View the complete Campus Rec guidelines >


  • Section 1 H.  Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on or around the intramural playing areas on university grounds. Students who appear “DRUNK” due to alcohol will not be permitted to participate. The official(s) assigned to the game or any staff member has the authority and responsibility to make a decision. All teams/individuals guilty of alcohol infractions will be asked to leave the intramural playing area and may be banned from further participation.