Alcohol Policies


Tulane Alcohol Policy

As members of the Tulane University community, all students, faculty and staff share in the responsibility for creating and maintaining a healthy and productive environment for work and study. The irresponsible use of alcohol adversely affects the University’s commitment to providing an environment of excellence in teaching, research and learning. It is expected that all members of the university community adhere to all applicable state and local laws and Tulane University regulations regarding the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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Medical Amnesty

Tulane students have access to medical emergency assistance when faced with an alcohol or other drug-related emergency.

Medical Amnesty allows the student to make the call for help without conduct repercussions or without the incident becoming a part of the student’s permanent conduct record. Students may be afraid that if they call for help they will be "in trouble" with the university, when in fact the university is more concerned with the students' safety and well-being. Therefore, the medical amnesty program was developed to alleviate the behavioral consequences associated with these alcohol and other drug related emergencies, and increase the likelihood that students will get the medical attention they need. The university wants to make sure that students know the risks of alcohol and drugs, and if there is an incident the student will have to complete Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS).

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Click here to read the Medical Amnesty fact sheet


Louisiana Alcohol Laws: Fast Facts

• The possession of alcoholic beverages by people under the age of 21 is prohibited.

• It is a criminal offense for an individual 21 years or younger to purchase alcohol. In many cases, significant penalties— including driver's license suspension— may be imposed.

• It is a criminal offense for an underage person to use a fake ID. In many cases, significant penalties— including driver's license suspension— may be imposed.

• It is illegal for drivers under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .02% or more. Drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02% or more will have their driver’s license automatically suspended.

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