Drug and Alcohol Awareness Policy

Wheelock College is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment that is free of the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. The College is a member of a coalition of Boston area schools that has adopted a set of principles and commitments to address problem drinking.

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, and other state and federal laws, the College has developed the following Drug and Alcohol Awareness Policy. The College reserved the right to change this policy at any time.

Standards of Conduct

campus safetyCollege students are adults and, as such, are expected to obey the law and take personal responsibility for their conduct. Students who drink alcohol are expected to do so in a safe, responsible manner. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances, illicit drugs, or alcohol by students on College property or at any College-sponsored activity is prohibited. For the purpose of the College's Drug and Alcohol Awareness Policy, a controlled substance is any illegal prescription drug that, if abused, may lead to physical or psychological dependence. Massachusetts law prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from drinking alcoholic beverages. Under the College's Policy (and in some cases required by state and federal law), the list of prohibited conduct can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.

Under this Policy, if a student is over 21 years old and all of his/her roommates are also over 21 years old, he or she may have a limited amount of alcohol in his or her residence hall room. These amounts can be found in your student handbook.

Possession, Use, or Sale of Alcohol/Drugs on Campus

The Department of Public Safety enforces all federal and state laws, as well as College policies and procedures regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on the College campus.

Persons found in possession of, illegally using or selling alcoholic beverages or drugs, distributing the above products, or attempting to sell or distribute the above products shall be subject to immediate legal action and/or school disciplinary measures, at the discretion of the Public Safety director and administrators of the College.

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