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4.8, Alcohol and Other Drugs (for Students, Staff, Faculty, and Visitors)

Policy Statement

Cornell University will assist members of the university community in understanding the risks associated with consuming alcohol, and the need to prevent the harm that results from its misuse and abuse. The university permits the purchase and use of alcoholic beverages under certain conditions, but expects individuals to take specific measures to help prevent alcohol abuse in its community. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, and/or sale of controlled substances or other illegal drugs is prohibited.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university, excluding the Weill Cornell Medical College

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executive: Vice President for Student and Academic Services
  • Responsible Office: Risk Management and Insurance/Dean of Students/Faculty and Staff Assistance Program/Gannett Health Services
  • Dates: Issued: May 1999; Last Updated: July 25, 2012
  • Contact: Your local college or unit administrative office

View Official Policy*

University Policy 4.8, Alcohol and Other Drugs

*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.

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