Plymouth State University believes that the overall health of its members is dependent on their ability to set standards for alcohol and other drug use, and to live by them in all their affairs. With respect to the use of alcohol and other drugs, it is the position of the Plymouth State University community that:
- The use of alcohol or other drugs has many clearly identified risks and consequences.
- Everyone should seek to understand when the use of alcohol or other drugs puts them and others at increased risk for health or impairment problems. Examples include but are not limited to:
- When full cognitive function is needed – school work, class attendance, or employment responsibilities;
- When there is a history of alcohol or other drug addiction in the family;
- While engaged in athletics or other physical activities as well as when training for such endeavors;
- While operating complex and/or dangerous equipment – laboratory equipment, motor vehicles, power tools, etc.;
- While taking certain medications for a wide variety of illness or disorders;
- While responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of others;
- While pregnant;
- While recovering from chemical dependency.
- Plymouth State University both supports and complies with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-600) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226).
- Although the legal use of alcohol and other drugs is a personal choice, the illegal use is a violation of the Plymouth State University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.
- Moreover, ignorance of local, state and federal laws or campus regulations does not provide protection from these laws or regulations if they are violated.
In an effort to educate the Plymouth State University community and to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the following information is provided:
- The University’s alcohol policy, including the policy for alcoholic beverage services at University events or activities.
- The University’s marijuana and other drug policy.
- A description of alcohol and other drug counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and educational programs available to members of the university community; including sanctions required for students found responsible for a violation of PSU Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drug policies.
- A summary of local and state laws governing the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.