As students enter college and adulthood, they are faced with many challenges and decisions. One of those decisions is whether or not to consume alcohol. If students are under the age of 21 and chose to drink, or if they are 21 and make higher-risk drinking decisions, there can be consequences, including legal concerns.

When faced with this issue, there are often questions about how legal sanctions may affect a student's major or career path. This Web resource serves as a starting point for gathering information that can help to address questions or concerns.

  • Indiana County Summary ARD Program — Summary ARD is a diversionary program that allows first-time summary offenders to participate in a program, the successful completion of which may result in the expungement of the summary arrest record.
  • PLCB Website offers information pertaining to Pennsylvania DUI laws.
  • Find out more about IUP's Judicial Sanctions and Fines for alcohol violations and their meanings.
  • Education majors, find out more about how underage drinking violation could affect your future.
  • For anyone who drinks, Rethinking Drinking offers valuable, research-based information.
  • Act 66: Under ACT 66, a person under the age of 21 will be protected from prosecution for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages if law enforcement, including campus police, became aware of the possession or consumption solely because the individual was seeking medical assistance for someone else. The person seeking the assistance must reasonably believe he or she is the first to do so, must use his or her real name with authorities, and must stay with the individual needing medical assistance. Read IUP's Bystander Involvement (Medical Amnesty) Policy.