Policy on Alcohol and Marijuana

The use and especially the abuse of alcohol can pose a serious threat both to the full development of the individual person and the educational environment, which includes not only the campus community but the neighborhood and surrounding community.

Federal regulations (Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989) require notification of the following: unauthorized distribution, possession, or use of any controlled substance or illegal drug as defined by the Kentucky Revised Statutes;

providing alcoholic beverages to individuals under twenty-one (21) years of age;

possession or use of alcoholic beverages by individuals under twenty-one (21) years of age;

unauthorized possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage, public intoxication;

unauthorized distribution of alcoholic beverages or possession of alcoholic beverages for purposes of illegal distribution on University premises or at University sponsored activities and events. This policy and the related procedures outline the University’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of those who work, study, or congregate at the University. This policy applies to students in all academic-related activities and environments on and off campus. Care has been taken to outline these responsibilities so as to allow each member and guest of Spalding University to assume the respective responsibilities to allow continued status at Spalding University. Those who do not avail themselves of the opportunities to learn from mistakes may not be permitted to remain with the learning community.