Alcohol and Drugs
It is illegal for anyone under 21 to possess, consume or transport liquor, malt, or brewed beverages, or to furnish alcoholic beverages to minors, according to the Pennsylvania Crime Codes and University Policy. University Police will charge offenders according to state laws and file Disciplinary Referrals to Residence Life and/or Judicial Affairs. If University Police charge any minor (under age 21) with "Underage Consumption or Possession," they are required by law to notify the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the minor charged.
It is illegal for anyone to possess, use or sell any drug or item deemed to be illegal in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code's "Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act." University Police will charge violators according to state laws and file Disciplinary Referrals to Judicial Affairs. University Police also enforce Sugarloaf Township. Ordinance #86, which makes it a summary offense to sell or possess drug paraphernalia (pipes, bongs, etc.) which is used or intended to be used with any substance classified as illegal.
See University Policy AD18 for more information.
Bicycles and Skateboards
See University Policy SY16 for detailed information.
See University Policy SY12 for additional information.
University policy prohibits the possession, carrying, or use of any weapon, firearm, explosive, firework, or paintball device in any campus building or facility or in any vehicle on campus. Storage of any of the aforementioned anywhere on campus other than with Police Services is prohibited. The University Police at Penn State Hazleton do have facilities available to store any weapon, firearm, etc.
See University Policy SY12 for more information.
Pets are not allowed in buildings except for seeing eye dogs and for approved educational needs.
See University Policy SY07 for more information.
An updated policy was approved on Aug. 6, 2018, making Penn State a tobacco-free University as recommended by a task force of Penn State community members, and feedback from students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Smoking and the use of tobacco are prohibited in and on all University owned or leased properties, facilities and vehicles. The policy includes all University locations.
See University Policy AD32 for more information.
Drivers of all vehicles operated on campus roadways are subject to the regulations in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and enforced by University Police, Pennsylvania State Police and Sugarloaf Township Police in whose jurisdiction the campus is located. Drivers not obeying the laws may be cited by any of these agencies.