Alcohol and Drug Policy Statement

Berkeley is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment that allows students and associates to enjoy the benefits of a substance-free environment and to understand the negative consequences of the misuse of alcohol and drugs on their lives.

Berkeley strictly prohibits the possession, sale, use, or distribution of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia; the abuse or redistribution of drugs obtained lawfully; and the unauthorized possession or consumption of alcohol on any College property, in College vehicles, or at any College-sponsored activity. Moreover, no Berkeley student or associate shall coerce, even subtly, another Berkeley student or associate to use drugs or alcohol. Any member of the Berkeley community found in violation of these rules is subject to all applicable legal action under local, state, and federal laws as well as disciplinary action, up to and including immediate suspension or dismissal from the College. Students convicted of certain drug-related crimes may also become ineligible to participate in federal financial aid programs.

To see Berkeley’s Alcohol and Drug Policy for students in its entirety, please go to BerkeleyCollege.edu/files_bc/Alcohol_and_Drug_Policy_Students.pdf or to Student Development and Campus Life on Blackboard. To see Berkeley’s Alcohol and Drug Policy for associates in its entirety, please go to BerkeleyCollege.edu/files_bc/Alcohol_and_Drug_Policy_Associates.pdf.