Alcohol and Drug Policy
Limestone University is required by the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law #100-690) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 to formulate and to publish a policy regarding the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. The University’s policy seeks to maintain a safe and healthy environment for its students and employees and to support State and Federal Laws (refer to Appendix E, pg. 48) governing the use of drugs and alcohol. All members of the University community are expected to comply with the policy stated below.
REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The unlawful use, consumption, ingestion, possession, manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of alcohol and illicit drugs is prohibited on University owned or controlled property as stated by State and Federal Law. The uses, consumption, ingestion, possession, distribution, manufacture, or dispensing of alcohol or illicit drugs by all persons is prohibited in residence halls and other campus facilities. No alcohol or illicit drug can be used, possessed, distributed, manufactured, or dispensed at University sponsored events or activities, on or off campus. A University sponsored event or activity includes, but is not limited to, those by athletics, academic departments, fraternities, sororities, and other chartered clubs and organizations. It also includes transit to and from the event when the transportation is arranged and coordinated by the sponsoring group or organization, or when University owned vehicles are used.
Any individual who seeks counsel or referral for problems with substance abuse is encouraged to utilize the services and professionals within the University and the community. Limestone University recognizes that substance abuse is unhealthy and encourages and supports preventative measures. Confidential counseling and advice is available through the Counseling Center, Office of Student Life, or University Chaplain.
VIOLATIONS OF THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY
Individuals who are found guilty of violating the University’s policy or State and Federal Laws are subject to penalties that may include immediate discharge (if an employee) or suspension from the University. Conduct that is unbecoming, disorderly or destructive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be under the jurisdiction of the Office of Student Life and will follow the usual judicial procedures.