Drug and Alcohol Position Statement


The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, require that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This document was prepared and distributed in compliance with title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 86.


Standards of Conduct

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or sale of alcohol, illegal drugs, or of controlled substances by University employees or students in the workplace, in classrooms, on University premises, at official University functions, on University business, in University vehicles or related to any University sponsored activity is prohibited. In addition, employees and students shall not use alcohol or illegal substances or abuse legal substances in a manner that impairs work performance, scholarly activities, or student life. Conduct involving prescription drugs which have not been prescribed by a physician to the person using or in possession of them will be treated as a violation of this policy.


The University reserves the right to inspect the workplace for alcohol, controlled substances, illegal drugs or paraphernalia relating to alcohol, controlled substances or illegal drugs and to question any employee when it reasonably suspects that this policy or any procedure under this policy has been violated.

All traditional freshmen, sophomores, and other students under the age of 21 are prohibited from the possession and consumption of alcohol. All students are prohibited from the use and possession of illegal drugs. In addition, student organizations sponsoring events where alcohol is present are subject to the additional requirements and guidelines of the University’s Social Events policy and registration form.