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Alive! Program policies

Program policies

Please review all of our program policies before arriving at your orientation session.

Attendance requirement

Participants of the Alive! program understand that full participation in all aspects of the Alive! program is required for students in order for their registration to be activated. Therefore, participants agree to stay with their orientation group and participate in all program activities and events.

Alcohol & drugs

Alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited for students during the Alive! program regardless of age. Alive! students are required to follow WSU’s policies relating to alcohol and drugs, which prohibit the use, possession, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol, cannabis, or illegal substances.

For the duration of the summer, all alcohol, cannabis, and drugs are prohibited in the Stephenson complex facility for guests and participants. If you are in the presence of a potential alcohol or drug policy violation, you must leave the area immediately or you may be held responsible for violating WSU policy.

Alive! participants and guests, regardless of age, who choose to violate this policy, will jeopardize their continuation with the program including the opportunity to register for classes. Such behavior will also be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and may result in conduct action for students. Instances of use or possession of cannabis and illegal drugs will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency.

Facilities & keys

Participants of the Alive! program are responsible for any damage that occurs to their room, including the contents within, during their stay with the program. Failure to return their room key at the end of the program will result in a $60.00 lock change fee. Keys must be signed for upon check-in and checkout. Unauthorized possession, including but not limited to lending, selling, processing, or duplicating university-issued keys is prohibited.

Guests & safety

Non-registered guests of the Alive! program are prohibited. For safety and liability reasons, participants of the program are prohibited from sharing their room keys with anyone and should plan to stay overnight in their assigned room during session.

When you are not in your room, please be sure to lock your door and carry your keys with you.

For safety and security reasons, the exterior doors to Stephenson towers (North, South and East), and the Center Complex will be locked between 11:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. each night of the Alive! program. Participants should not prop building entrance doors or open them for strangers wanting to enter the building.


Due to health and sanitation issues and the possibility of allergic reactions, pets are not permitted in the residence halls at any time. Service animals for individuals with documented disabilities are permitted in accordance with state and federal laws.


Participants of the Alive! program are not allowed to smoke or vape in their rooms or any location within the Stephenson Complex/Residence Halls during the duration of their stay. Smoking or vaping is not permitted on campus of any sort. WSU is a smoke-free campus.

Safety equipment

Individuals found tampering with life safety equipment including fire alarms, fire hoses, fire extinguishers, elevator emergency buttons, and sprinklers, will not only jeopardize their continuation with the Alive! program, but may also face felony charges.

Emergency situations

In case of a fire alarm, remain calm and exit the building by the nearest available stairwell. DO NOT use the elevators.

Stay well away from the building (100 yards or more), until entry back into the building is cleared by fire, police, or building officials. If a fire alarm occurs in the Stephenson Complex, the designated meeting area is the lower Crimson Lot behind Stephenson South Hall.

Noise policy

Stephenson North, East and South Halls have quiet hours 7 days a week from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Program participants and their guests must comply with requests to be quiet when asked.

WSU student code of conduct

WSU’s student code of conduct (Standards of Conduct for Students) applies to students from the time of application for admission, including during the Alive! program. The Standards are available on the website for WSU’s Office of Student Conduct.

Greek organization recruitment policy

Participants of the Alive! program are prohibited from visiting any Greek chapter house while the Alive! program is in session. Under no circumstance should an Alive! student participant be present at a Greek chapter house or event during the program. This is a violation of Greek Recruitment and could result in the individual and the chapter being held accountable by the Greek governing bodies and by the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.