Drug & Alcohol Use Policy

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Excessive use of alcohol and other drugs is a serious health problem in itself, but alcohol and drug abuse can also contribute to a host of other physical and mental problems, including unwanted pregnancies, violent behavior, HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases, and psychological depression.

SJSU recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and other drugs is a threat to the health and welfare of the campus community and is not compatible with an educational environment. The following principles will serve as standards of conduct:

  • The unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on campus. Violations of this standard will result in dismissal and/or civil and criminal penalties.
  • No individual under the age of 21 and no intoxicated individual may use, purchase or possess alcoholic beverages on campus. Violations of this standard will result in dismissal and/or civil and criminal penalties.
  • No individual may possess an open alcoholic beverage container on the SJSU campus unless authorized by Presidential Order 01-01.

For additional information, see our Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Program.