The Alcohol Prevention Coalition estimates 1.1 million dollars is being spent by USC on costs related to alcohol each year (costs include property damage, counseling, campus safety, student conduct, housing, etc.).

Fines assist with costs associated with administering, facilitating and evaluating the educational workshops and programs. Fines may be imposed separately or in addition to any other sanction(s).

The fines and fees listed below may be assessed




Fine for a first violation of the alcohol policy


Fine for a second alcohol policy violation or first drug policy violation


Fee to cover costs for STIR (Students Taking Initiative and Responsibility) individual meetings and E-Chug/E-Toke online assessment tool


Fine for a fire safety violation


Reimbursement for cost of City of Columbia Fire Department response


Fine for a tobacco policy violation


Fine for failing to complete the Pre-CAAPS homework

How to Pay a Student Conduct Fine
  • All fines must be paid at the Bursar's office located at 516/518 Main Street between Blossom & Wheat Streets and their office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note the Bursar’s Office will not accept partial payments for any outstanding monies owed. Therefore if you owe an alcohol/drug fine and tuition you must pay the full balance.
  • A hold will be placed on the student’s account if payment is not received by the stated deadline.
  • Please keep the receipt provided as documentation of payment.