Campus Policies & City Ordinances
You are held accountable on-campus for your off-campus behavior. If you are found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, you will be called to meet with a Student Conduct Administrator.
As a member of the St. Cloud community, you can be cited for breaking the law. Here are a few of the ordinances to be aware of:
Social Host Ordinance
- The Social Host Ordinance would holds individuals (social hosts) criminally responsible for hosting or permitting an event or gathering on private or public property where persons under 21 years of age possess or consume alcohol, regardless of who supplied the alcohol.
- This ordinance applies to situations in which the social host knows or has reason to know that alcohol is being possessed or consumed by persons under 21 years of age at their gathering.
- Under this ordinance, the social host does not have to be present at the party, event or gathering to be criminally responsible.
- A violation of this ordinance is a misdemeanor, subject to a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Loud Party/Noise Ordinance
- It is illegal to host a gathering of people where the noise can be heard from more than 50 feet or to an adjacent apartment or hallway.
- To possess a keg, you must first obtain a permit from the City of St. Cloud.
Open Container Citation
- It is illegal to possess an open alcohol beverage in the street, sidewalk, or alley way in the City of St. Cloud.
- The City of St. Cloud issues citations for trash left in yards for more than 24 hours and for overflowing dumpsters.
- A violation of this ordinance is a $250 fine.
Underage Consumption Citation
- Consuming alcohol if you are under the age of 21 is illegal.
- If you receive an Underage Consumption citation, you may be eligible for the Diversion program, or must appear in District Court. This citation is a misdemeanor, subject to a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
- Excessive behaviors such as yelling, urinating in public, causing damage, and lewd and combative conduct are subject to a misdemeanor citation, subject to a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Created by The Division of Student Life and Development with support from the Office of the Provost