Trinity University cares deeply about the health and safety of students; acknowledges that students will drink, but discourages irresponsible drinking; and enforces policies related to alcohol possession, and consumption. Trinity University's policies and practices were formed in accordance with state law and for the protection of the health and safety of students.

When a student contacts University officials or other helping professionals out of concern for another student's health and safety none of the students present (including the intoxicated student) will be considered for alcohol policy violations for that specific incident.

Alcohol & Drug Policies

Mission: Trinity University promotes a coordinated and comprehensive alcohol education program, through a harm-reduction model, that emphasizes health, education, responsible decision-making, respectful actions, and personal accountability.

Trinity University's alcohol and drug policies, like other standards of conduct applicable to students in the University community, are intended to further the educational mission of the University. Learn more about the Alcohol and Drug sanction guidelines. Interested in learning more about the effects of alcohol and drugs? Read the annual report from the National Institute of Drug Abuse that explains the health risks associated with Alcohol and Drugs use. Trinity University also believes in an educational approach to off-campus parties, please read about the Safer Parties Initiative.  

Optimal Buzz and B low logoLearn more about the national award-winning Optimal Buzz and B'Low Optimal programs by viewing the videos below. 


TU, Alcohol and You, 2018

Learn about the Optimal Buzz

Trinity's unique approach to alcohol - B'low Optimal

Last reviewed:  August 2016