Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Washington University seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that respects individual freedoms and promotes the health, safety, and welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As adults, students, faculty, staff, and visitors are expected to know and obey the applicable laws and all University rules and regulations and to be responsible for their own behavior.
Washington University complies with federal laws on drug and alcohol abuse prevention. These laws require that, as a condition of receiving federal funds (particularly student aid funds), Washington University adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of illicit drugs, and the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol on Washington University property‹or as part of any of its activities‹are prohibited.
Anyone who violates the law or University policy is subject to discipline within the University. Students are subject to discipline under the University Judicial Code (www.wustl.edu/policies/judicial.html) and to sanctions ranging from warnings to expulsion. Faculty and staff members are subject to a full range of sanctions up to and including dismissal. Those who violate the law also may be subject to criminal prosecution. The University's Drug and Alcohol Policy is published semi-annually in Course Listings and is available on the World Wide Web at http://hr.wustl.edu/policies/Pages/DrugandAlcoholPolicy.aspx. The University also publishes a policy addressing alcohol at University events. This is located in Bearings or at www.wustl.edu/policies/alcoholatevents.html. The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness offers programs and services for problems related to alcohol and other drugs.
Questions concerning Washington University's alcohol and drug policy and its provisions should be directed to:
Tamara King, Director of Judicial Programs
Tim Lempfert, Associate Director of Residential
Jill Carnaghi, Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Students/Director of Campus Life
The Habif Health & Wellness Center offers
programs and services for problems related to alcohol and other
drugs. For treatment and information on the health effects of
drug use and high-risk drinking, contact: