The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on the university campus is governed by Oregon State University Alcohol Policies and Oregon state law. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). However, the enforcement of alcohol laws and rules on campus is the primary responsibility of the OSU-Cascades Department of Public Safety and the City of Bend Police Department.
The OSU-Cascades campus has been designated “drug free” and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by the City of Bend Police Department.
Violators are subject to university disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of the OSU Alcohol Policies for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior university approval. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the university.