Housing Policies

Alcohol
  1. No one under the age of 21 may purchase, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages anywhere at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
  2. Aiding or abetting in the sale or transfer of alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of 21 is prohibited.
  3. Persons and their guest(s), 21 years of age or older, may possess and consume alcoholic beverages in individual residence hall rooms/apartments on campus when ALL persons assigned to live in the apartment are 21 years of age or older.
  4. No one under the age of 21 can be present in the room/apartment with any open container of any alcoholic beverage(s).
  5. Alcohol is not permitted in lounges, hallways, breezeways, stairwells, parking lots, courtyards, and other common areas outside of individual apartments.
  6. At no time are kegs or any other common source containers of alcohol allowed and all beverages must be used in individual containers.
  7. Any container of alcohol being transported must be sealed and covered while on University premises.
  8. Drinking contests/games are prohibited on the USC Beaufort campus.
  9. Anyone who appears on campus and is obviously impaired as a result of being under the influence of any substance is in violation of the alcohol policy.
  10. Property damage as a result of alcohol or other drug use is a violation of the alcohol policy.
  11. No manufacturing of alcohol of any kind is permitted.
Drug Policy The unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any counterfeit, illegal, dangerous, “designer,” or controlled drug or other substance is prohibited. This includes prescription medications. Violating any other provision of the Student Code of Conduct while under the influence of any illegal or illegally obtained drug is also a violation of this policy (Refer to the University Drug Policy). The possession of drug paraphernalia is also prohibited (i.e., pipes, bongs, blunts). Any dilute, late, missed, forged, or failed university required drug screen will constitute a violation of this policy. Students involved in the vicinity of drug use (i.e., being in the same room or automobile) or the possession of marijuana related paraphernalia which is defined as, but not limited to, any and all types of equipment, products or materials of any kind which are used, intended for use or designed for using or selling drugs, will face conduct action.
Failure to Comply Failure to abide by any published University policy or procedure is prohibited. Students and student organizations are expected to comply with and respond appropriately to the reasonable and lawful requests of University officials in the performance of their duties. Students are expected to appear at disciplinary hearings to respond to allegations or testify as a witness when reasonably notified to do so. A failure to properly comply with or complete a sanction or obligation resulting from a disciplinary hearing or adjudication may also be considered failure to comply with an official request. (Note to resident students: The definition of University officials in this regulation includes Housing staff).
Fire Hazards No person shall start a fire or create a fire hazard on University property without University authorization. This regulation is also intended to prohibit the possession and/or use of candles, torches, incense burners, other open flame apparatus, as well as extension cords and other devices or materials which may create a fire hazard if used without authorization or in unauthorized areas including, but not limited to, residence hall rooms. Hover boards are considered a risk to fire safety and are not permitted in University housing. The University of South Carolina Beaufort prohibits the use, possession, or storage of electronic skateboards including self-balancing hover boards/scooters, and other similar equipment in all university managed residence halls.
Misuse of Fire Alarms and Safety Equipment No person shall make, or cause to be made, a false fire alarm, or emergency report of any kind. No person shall tamper with, damage, disable or misuse fire safety equipment including, but not limited to, fire extinguishers, fire hoses, fire alarms and fire doors. Tampering with or disabling any fire safety equipment in a residence hall may result in your immediate removal from University Housing and a fine.
Misuse of Keys No person may use or possess any University key without proper authorization. No student is allowed under any condition to have a University key duplicated. (Note to resident students: Loaning a residence hall room key to a person not assigned to that room may be considered a violation of this regulation).
Pets and Animals Fish are the only animals permitted within the University residence halls. Fish are defined as animals with fins and gills, living under water, in a 10-gallon or less aquarium, 24 hours a day. No other pets are permitted in any residence hall. The Office of Housing & Judicial Affairs reserves the right to require immediate removal of the pet(s) and charge the resident(s) for all costs incurred in the process of removing the pet(s). Any cost associated with the possession of a pet, including damaged furniture, cleaning, pest control, etc. will be charged to the residents of the apartment. Additionally, residents found responsible for violating the Pets and Animals policy may face housing fines. If you have questions about Emotional Support Animals (ESA), please contact the Office of Counseling and Disability Services.
Tobacco-Free Policy The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is deeply committed to the well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. To provide a safe, healthy environment in which our community can flourish, and in accordance with the university’s commitment to public health and sustainability, USCB will be a completely tobacco-free campus. 1. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on university property. No ashtrays, receptacles or smoking shelters will be permitted. 2. The use of tobacco products is prohibited in university-owned, operated or leased vehicles. 3. The use of tobacco products is prohibited in personal vehicles parked on university property. 4. The university discourages the use of tobacco products by all covered individuals on properties adjacent to the campus. For the complete Tobacco-free Policy, please visit: http://uscb.edu/student_life/tobacco_free_campus/policy.html
Residence Hall Guest, Visitor, and Overnight Policy

Residence Life recognizes residents’ rights to have and host friends and family within the community. With that right comes the responsibility to adhere to the guidelines established in order to ensure the rights and safety of other residents within the community. Residential students are responsible for their guests and guests must be accompanied by the student host at all times. Guests and hosts alike are responsible for knowing and abiding by all regulations and either or both may be subject to disciplinary action for violations.


Visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Midnight


Overnight Guest Policy

“Overnight Guest” refers to any guest who is a non-student, USCB student who does not live in University housing and/ or a residential student who does not live in the specified apartment. All overnight guests must be registered in advance with the Office of Housing and Judicial Affairs. Residents of Combahee, Chechessee, Okatee and Broad River may have registered guests any night of the week. Residents of all other halls may only have registered guests Thursday through Saturday nights.
All overnight guests must check-in with the Department of Public Safety to receive a guest parking pass. Residential students are only allowed 2 overnight guests per person and no more than 4 total overnight guests in an apartment at any time. Residents may be permitted to have overnight guests for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights, provided that approval is given by all roommates. No guest may stay more than 3 nights by changing hosts. Overnight guests must be 14 years of age or older. Students are not allowed to have the same overnight guest more than 24 nights in a semester. This policy is designed for the safety of residents, guests, and other members of the University community. Failure to register an overnight guest pursuant to this policy will result in an incident report filed with the Housing Office. Non-approved overnight guests will be required to vacate the property. Violations of the visitation policy can result in loss of visitation privileges and/ or additional disciplinary action.