Substances
Alcohol Related Behavior
Drugs
Smoking and Tobacco Use

Alcohol Related Behavior

All residents are expected to show support for community members by addressing concerns that may arise from substance use/abuse.  College Houses and Residential Services supports and expects adherence to established University policies, as well as state and federal laws regarding use of alcohol.

The consumption of alcohol in building common areas (such as floor lounges, seminar rooms, and hallways) is strictly prohibited without prior approval from the House Dean or Sansom Manager. Back to top

Drugs
All residents are expected to show support for community members by addressing concerns that may arise from substance use/abuse. College Houses and Residential Services supports and expects adherence to established University Policies, as well as state and federal laws regarding use of other drugs and narcotics. Back to top

Smoking and Tobacco Use

All smoking and tobacco use (including the use of smokeless tobacco) is prohibited in all University buildings and facilities, including but not limited to any meeting rooms, community areas, performance venues and private residential space within University of Pennsylvania housing.  Smoking and the use of tobacco products is also prohibited on any University of Pennsylvania property, including but not limited to outdoor spaces (such as College Green, Shoemaker Green, Locust Walk, etc.), as well as parking lots, paths, fields, sports/recreational areas, and stadiums.  Where University of Pennsylvania buildings are adjacent to public sidewalks or streets, smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on those public sidewalks and streets within twenty (20) feet of the entrance to the building.

The tobacco policy covers all smoking methods, including but not limited to the use of electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes) and hookah smoked products. Back to top