Possession/Use of Alcohol or Illicit Substances

Any student found with illicit drugs on campus may be reported the Louisville Metro Police Department. Possession and/or consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited. Alcohol is not permitted on campus without the express written permission of the President‘s Leadership Team. Alcohol is not permitted in the Residence Hall under any circumstances. A student who abuses alcohol or other drugs while off campus may be subject to disciplinary action as if the violations occurred on campus. Students who arrive on campus impaired by alcohol or illicit drugs are subject to this policy regardless of if the consumption of the alcohol/drugs took place on campus.

Student Organizations are not permitted to serve alcohol without prior approval of the President’s Leadership Team and compliance with the policy on alcohol use on campus. If one person attending a student organized event is suspected of violating the policy on alcohol or drugs, the individual will be removed from the event. If a second person is found in violation of this policy, the individual will be removed, and Campus Safety will have the discretion to shut down the event. If any member of the Student Organization knew or had reason to know that the alcohol/drug policy would be violated, the Dean of Students will have the discretion to disband the organization or to discipline the students involved for violations of this code of conduct.

Specific Conduct Prohibited by this Section Includes but is Not Limited to:

Risks Associated with Alcohol and Drug UseRisks Associated with Alcohol and Drug UseUnauthorized possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Providing alcoholic beverages to individuals under 21 years of age, or possession or use of alcoholic beverages by individuals under 21 years of age.

Unauthorized distribution of alcoholic beverages or possession of alcoholic beverages for purposes of distribution.

Unauthorized distribution, possession, or use of any controlled substance or illegal drug, as defined by the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Chapter 218A.

Appearing in any public space on campus (including common areas within Campus Housing such as hallways and lounges) manifestly under the influence of a controlled or other intoxicating substance.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance(s).


Policy on Alcohol and Marijuana

City and State Laws Pertaining to Alcohol

City and State Laws Pertaining to Marijuana and Illicit Drugs

Risks Associated with Alcohol and Drug Use