California Lutheran University is an educational community committed to fostering
a safe and healthy educational environment that promotes student success. All members
of the university community are responsible for contributing to a healthy campus culture
that supports students who do not use alcohol as well as students who use alcohol
responsibly. Students are expected to make healthy choices concerning alcohol use
and to do their part to ensure the safety of other students. The University provides
educational resources, activities and programming focused on responsible alcohol use,
resources on the effects of alcohol misuse, as well as services and information for
students who need help for themselves or others related to alcohol use.
Possession and consumption of alcohol is permitted by persons 21 years of age or older
only after successful completion of the alcohol permit educational program and only
in private bedrooms within University residence halls, where at least one assigned
resident is 21 years of age or older. If all students are 21 and over in the suite,
alcohol is permitted in common areas and refrigerators.
Students, ages 21 years or older, may apply for an alcohol permit for their residential
To apply for the permit, they must use this dynamic form, students must list their current room assignment and the names of all residents
in the suite.
The application for the alcohol permit will be processed once all roommates have signed
the application and eligibility has been verified. Following processing of the permit,
all residents of the suite will be added to the Canvas Community for the “Residential
Alcohol Permit Process”
All residents of the suite, regardless of age, will be required to complete the “Residential
Alcohol Permit Process” on Canvas.
Students should look for the “Residential Alcohol Permit Process” listed under their
courses and communities on their Canvas dashboard.
Students are asked to read and acknowledge all statements under the “Read & Sign”
module on the Residential Alcohol Permit Process Community.
A physical permit will be delivered to your suite after a staff member from Residence
Life and Student Conduct verifies that all residents have completed the necessary
Residents will receive an email from email@example.com upon completion the permit process, notifying them that a physical permit will be
delivered to their room.
Can anyone apply for a permit?
NO, only residents that are 21 years or older are eligible to submit the alcohol permit
application. Alcohol permit applications will not be accepted for anyone living in
a residence hall where first-year students reside (Mt. Clef, Pederson, Thompson, or
If me and my roommates are all 21, do we have to apply for an alcohol permit?
YES, residents wishing to store and consume alcohol in the residence halls must apply
for an alcohol permit and complete all the necessary steps of the process before alcohol
is permitted in the suite.
I'm not 21 but my roommate that is 21 submitted the application, do I have to sign
YES, all students in the suite are required to sign the permit, you have the option to
agree or disagree to the permit. If you and your roommates all agree to having a permit,
everyone will have to complete the steps of the application process. If anyone in
the suite is under the age of 21 then alcohol is only allowed to be stored and consumed
in the private bedrooms/spaces of students that are 21.
Is there a limit to what kind of alcohol is allowed in a permitted suite?
YES, Students who are 21 years of age or older are allowed to possess and store beer,
wine and packaged pre-mixed alcoholic beverages (e.g., seltzer-type beverages) under
20% alcohol by volume. Distilled spirits (vodka, rum, tequila, etc.) are not permitted on campus. Students who are 21 years of age or older are limited to possessing or
storing the following:
Twelve beers, wine coolers, or seltzer-type beverages (no more than 192 ounces total
with a maximum of 16 ounces per container); OR
Two bottles of wine (no more than 750mL each or 1500mL total); OR
Six beers or seltzer-type beverages and one 750mL bottle of wine.
Do I have to agree to the permit application if my roommate initiates the form?
NO, each student is given an option to agree or disagree to having the alcohol permit
in the room. We encourage all residents to have a conversation with their roommates
before initiating the application.
I live in a Trinity studio apartment, do I have to sign the form?
YES, students in Trinity studios are still required to complete the alcohol permit application.
Will I receive a physical permit after completing this process?
YES, a yellow permit will be delivered to your room. The permit must be placed on the
back of your door and it cannot be covered by anything.
My roommates and I had the permit last year, do we have to apply again?
YES, permits are only valid for the academic year or summer term in which they are assigned.
I applied for the permit and completed the steps on Canvas, but I haven't received
my permit. What should I do?
Please check with your roommates and ask if they've completed the steps on Canvas.
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
We had an alcohol permit last semester, but we got a new roommate this semester. Is
my permit still valid?
Are students in Graduate Housing required to do the alcohol permit process?
YES, students in graduate housing are expected to complete the alcohol permit application
if they would like to store and consume alcohol in their suite.
Does Cal Lutheran offer substance-free housing?
Students requesting a substance-free living environment can reach out to email@example.com for more information. Additionally, at the beginning of each semester, Resident Assistants will assist each suite in completing
a Roommate Agreement. This document serves as a mutually agreed-upon contract for
residents of the suite, where specific expectations can be established for the group.
The Roommate Agreement provides another opportunity for roommate groups to engage
in dialogue around preferences and lifestyle habits. As part of this process, students
may choose to outline expectations around substance use within their suite.