I just turned 21 over winter break and am returning to my room in a dorm designed for upperclassmen at Appalachian State. My old roommate graduated and due to overflow issues in the freshman dorms I was assigned an 18 year old incoming freshman as a roommate. My schools policy states that I am allowed a limited amount of alcohol and that I can drink it in the room so long as no guests under 21 are present so I read that to mean that I can have it with an underage roommate so long as I don't drink it in her presence. I don't know this girl well but looking at her Facebook she seems the type that will end up rushing a sorority or being a party girl. I don't plan on ever giving her alcohol but I myself drink regularly and would like to be able to keep my stuff in my room without having to deal with a bunch of crap. I'm worried that if she were to bring booze she got elsewhere into the room or otherwise get in trouble for drinking I would be held liable.
I'm planning on getting a lock for my desk drawer and keeping all of my alcohol there. How else can I protect myself from liability?
As a side note, I know that a few weeks into classes housing tends to move some overflow students into freshman dorms as spots become available. Do y'all think they'd be more likely to move her given the risk issues of having someone so young with an of-age student?