Sending your child to college can be scary. There are many factors you have to consider when your child moves out of the house and starts a life on their own.
Alcohol could play a role in your child’s new life. It could be a cause for concern, especially when it comes to your child’s academic career. Underage consumption in college, while common, is a serious offense. Most colleges have policies regarding underage drinking and they are generally in line with federal and state laws.
If your child is caught drinking underage, their university will likely take action, in addition to state law enforcement.
What are the possible consequences?
There are a variety of consequences for underage drinking at your child’s university, including:
- Revocation of housing
- Revocation of scholarships or financial aid
- Required enrollment into underage drinking prevention classes
- Community service
These are just a few potential actions that may be taken if your child is caught for underage alcohol consumption. Consequences can be more intense based on severity of the violation and number of past offenses.
There are many severe consequences to underage drinking in colleges. Having a conversation with your child about these consequences could help them navigate this difficult aspect of school, as they’re apart from you for the first time.