"Changing the Culture": Ole Miss Alcohol Policy & Two Strikes Rule

Over the past few years The University of Mississippi has spent a great deal of time and resources working to combat a "culture of alcohol" on its Oxford campus.  Last year those efforts resulted in the adoption of an Alcohol Policy, found here and a Two Strikes Rule, found here.

The Alcohol Policy generally outlines prohibited acts on and off campus for students and prohibited acts on campus for visitors.  Highlights include the designation of "plain view" or "unattended" alcohol as falling into the category of alcohol distribution, which is prohibited, and the ban of beer and light wine (but not liquor) in the Grove.

The Two Strikes Rule requires that a first offender attend alcohol and/or drug education, generally a program called BASICS, and that the student be placed on probation for the current semester and the two following semesters.  A second offense results in a one semester suspension, which can be made effective immediately.  Off-campus conduct in violation of University policy that occurs within Lafayette County may also result in adverse action under this policy.

Many of my clients are students who are worried about the effect of a DUI, drug or other charge on their academic careers.  Because I feel that continued enrollment in school is of the utmost importance, I make a point of addressing these concerns with my clients at the outset of my representation.  If you have been charged with a DUI or other crime as a student at Ole Miss it is important that you seek legal representation to protect your rights both on and off-campus.  Feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment at 662.638.4089 or

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  • 19 August 2008, 4:18 PM Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog wrote:

    Making national news

  • 19 August 2008, 4:22 PM Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog wrote:

    Making national news

  • 19 August 2008, 4:29 PM Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog wrote:
    Making national news today is the debate over whether the legal drinking age in America should remain 21, as it is today, or be lowered to 18, as it is in many other parts of the world. Approximately 100 college chancellors and presidents across the country have announced the formation of the Amethyst Initiative, the stated objective of which is to "Rethink the Drinking Age." From their website: Launched in July 2008, the Amethyst Initiative is made up of chancellors and presidents of universities and colleges across the United States. These higher education leaders have signed ...

  • 6 January 2009, 11:20 AM Teneka wrote:
    I am a Sophomore in High School, I
    believe that the age should be 21 or older for girls and boys,and also they should really start checking ID also because now days if you look old enough to drink or smoke the cashier will let them but it. That why we have an enormous amount of crimes in the state. So i am Saying" Below 21 Hit The Door!!"
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