Alcohol and Drug Policy

The inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs can interfere with student development and seriously threaten the health and safety of the university community. Members of the university community will be held accountable for their behavior while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


The Residence Hall Alcohol Policy states that no one under 21 years of age may consume or possess alcoholic beverages.  hosts are responsible for all of their guests, including those who are under 21 years of age.  Students who are over 21 may not consume alcohol in the presence of anyone under 21 other than their roommate.  Individuals who are under the age of 21 may not be pesent where alcohol is being served or sonsumed other than as set forth by the aforementioned regulation.  In such cases, all underage students present will be charged with an alcohol or drug policy violation.  Refer to the Student Rights and Resposibilities section of the Student Handbook for the complete Alcohol and Drug Policy.


The Residence Hall Drug Policy states that all students should be aware that "Pursuant to the order of the Chancellor of SUNY, the illegal use of narcotics and/or dangerous drugs on campus is expressly forbidden."  Residence Life prohibits the possession of drug paraphernalia including, but not limited to, pipes, hookahs, bongs, rollers, spoofs, water pipes, smokeless cigarettes, etc..  Any student known or suspected to be in the possession of, using or distributing drugs or drug-related paraphernalia is subject to disciplinary action and criminal action under campus regulations, as well as state and federal law.


These alcohol and drug related sanctioning guidelines focus on student development and early intervention for minor violations and first offenses, and on a more disciplinary approach for major violations and repeat or multiple offenses.