Party and Social Hosting Tips

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Northwestern students work hard, and many choose to play hard as well. That can be a good thing, as long as it is done in a responsible and respectful manner. As a member of the Northwestern and Evanston/Chicago-metro communities, you and your guests are expected to comply with all local, state, and federal laws, in addition to the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

Use these party and social hosting tips (Word doc) to help plan a gathering. Remember that neighbors and community members will call the police if they feel disturbed.                         

Avoid these common party violations (Word doc) at your next social gathering. Excessive noise and trash/littering are the two most common issues that initiate complaints.

Drinking alcohol responsibly (Word doc) is especially important for students' safety. Alcohol & Other Drug Resources also offers more information on drinking and using drugs.