Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Based on endowment per student, Hampden-Sydney is in the top 25% of institutions of higher education.
Public Drinking (on campus, in buildings, at sports events)
1. Virginia law prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages, whether in primary or secondary containers, in unlicensed public areas.
2. The College does not permit consumption or transportation of alcoholic beverages in open primary or secondary containers on the grounds of the campus or in campus buildings unless the area or space has been specifically designated as approved for the legal presence and consumption of alcoholic beverages. (See list in Policy.) All other areas and spaces are considered public areas, and, therefore, alcohol is prohibited. Thus, as examples, you are asked not to carry alcoholic beverages on your way to or from a CAC event, football game, or fraternity party or into the Dining Hall or a College building. Also, no one is permitted to consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle. Violators are subject to arrest.