In recent years, the University has started to crack down on underage drinking. If students are busted in the residence halls, they will pay a hefty price. Students can get a fine, be put on probation, and their parents will even be notified. If students plan on taking part in illegal activities, they should find a place off campus to do so. If students insist on partying in the dorms, they should keep the party low-key and quiet. The more attention students attract, the more likely they are going to get caught. The RAs in the building ultimately make the decision to bust a student or not. However, most RAs don't go looking for parties to bust because it means a lot of trouble and paperwork for them.
The Menomonie and UW-Stout police departments have been joining forces lately to bust large parties off campus, where minors are being served. Be advised that the next party you attend underage may be surrounded by flood lights and police officers when you try to exit. A student's best bet is to have a good time with a small group of people rather than at large parties.