Alcohol/Drug Policy

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any Lander University residence halls or public campus areas without specific permission from the university administration. “Public” is defined as areas that are readily accessible to students, faculty, staff and guests on campus. Consumption and possession is prohibited in all university residence hall facilities and grounds. To remain in the vicinity where alcohol and/or drugs are present even without consuming or possessing is prohibited. This included individual rooms, kitchens, decks, stairs, parking lots, athletic fields/courts and adjacent parking lots. See general policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, sale or distribution of any counterfeit, illegal, dangerous, “designer” or controlled drug or other substance is prohibited.

Lander University prohibits the unlawful use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs on the campus and property of Lander University, or during any function specifically sponsored by the university. Reporting to work or class under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. Individuals violating this policy are subject to criminal prosecution as well as university disciplinary action up to and including separation from the university. Persons convicted in criminal court of illegal use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol or drugs are subject to prison sentences up to life in prison, as well as substantial fines.

Lander University provides substance abuse counseling and referral services for any student or employee who wishes to use them. Such services are provided at no charge and in strict confidence. In addition to individual counseling and referral services, Lander University provides educational programs which address the health risks and criminal sanctions associated with the use of drugs and alcohol.

This policy is subject to change to comply with local, state or federal laws pertaining to the possession and consumption of beer, wine or distilled spirits.

Lander University permits the sale of alcoholic beverages only at limited, pre-approved events. The serving of alcoholic beverages during any selected special events must be pre-approved by the appropriate university officials and adhere to federal, state and local laws regarding the sale, distribution, possession and consumption of alcohol. Possession and consumption of beer, wine and distilled spirits is prohibited with the exception of approval on a per event basis. Applications for approval of these events are made through the office of the vice president for Student Affairs, and must be made at least two weeks in advance in order to secure the appropriate approval. Only students 21 years of age or more will be permitted to possess or consume beer, wine or distilled spirits at approved events.

Because of the danger of drug abuse, Lander University does not condone drug use. The possession of stimulants depressants, narcotics or hallucinogenic drug and other agents having potential for mental or physical abuse is prohibited, as is the selling, bartering, exchanging and giving away of such drugs to any person not indented to possess them. The use of drugs is governed by state and federal laws, and penalties for improper circumstances are severe. Person in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action which could result in probation, suspension or expulsion.