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Sunday, March 27, 2022
Dear students,
We hope you had a great Spring Break and that spring semester is progressing well for you. Today we are writing to share a number of updates and reminders from the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS), including: 
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
  • Community Standards Interns
  • Get to know a dean 
Thanks for a semester of building community with you! 
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The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS) has heard student feedback. The Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy seeks to foster a social atmosphere at Duke that supports students’ ability to connect with one another in holistic, safer and more intentional ways.  

A few key elements of the new Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy:
  • Students aged 21 and over may consume and/or possess alcohol on West Campus.
  • Licensed kegs are allowed in the common spaces of residence halls on West Campus and other spaces that have been reserved pursuant to the Guidelines for Events Involving Alcohol. (More information on the Guidelines below.) Other common-source containers (e.g., punch bowls, coolers, garbage cans, etc.) are prohibited except as specifically authorized by the University.
  • Any gathering (25 guests or more) where alcohol is present must be registered by the hosting student(s) or student organization(s) and required to follow the Guidelines for Events Involving Alcohol
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in first-year residence halls or the surrounding grounds. 
  • Hard or spiritous liquors are prohibited except at events with a licensed bartender. 
Students and student organizations have been working with UCAE and HRL to refine and pilot improved Guidelines for Events Involving Alcohol under this new policy. Final Guidelines will be released before April 4, 2022. Want to get involved or ask questions before April 4th? Please email UCAE@duke.edu or upperclasscampus@duke.edu

I encourage you to review the full Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy on the OSCCS website. 
Are you a culture keeper? Do you enjoy developing, promoting, and educating your community in citizenship?  Do you want to be a part of restorative conversations and processes? Do you want to help shape campus policies and processes?  Join the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards team as a paid Community Standards Intern for the fall 2022 semester! 

A job description for the Community Standards Intern can be found here.  

Apply to be a Community Standards Intern using this Qualtrics link.  Applications are due by April 15, 2022.   
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Check out this video and meet Dean Victoria Krebs and learn more about the adaptable resolution process. 
Thanks for a great semester in community with you! 
Jeanna McCullers
Senior Associate Dean & Director,
Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards