Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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Loyola is in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act as Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-229) signed into law by President Bush on Dec. 12, 1989. The University abides by all federal, state and/or local laws relating to alcohol and drugs.

Only those students who are 21 years of age and older are permitted to have alcohol in their apartment. Guests that are 21 years of age and older may NOT bring alcohol to a room/apartment/suite where at least one person is under the age of 21.

Violations of the drug policy, including but not limited to the use, sale, possession and distribution of any controlled substance; the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession or use of any controlled substance on the property of the University and on non-college property used in the performance of college-related activities; and possession of drug paraphernalia, may subject a student to sanctions that include suspension or expulsion from the University.

The drug and alcohol policy of the University is contained in a separate document titled "Loyola Alcohol and Drug Program-Standards and Sanctions, Health Information, and Services." The University's official written Drug and alcohol policy is also contained in the "Student Handbook and Calendar" issued annually to all students.

Maryland law states that:

"it is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to purchase, possess, transport or consume alcoholic beverages"
(Md. Ann. Code, Art. 2B, Sec. 3 and Art. 27, Sec 499A)

" it is unlawful for any person to purchase alcoholic beverages for consumption by an individual who is known to be under the age of 21" (Art. 27, Sec. 400)

"it is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to knowingly and willfully make a misrepresentation or false statement as to his/her age in order to obtain alcoholic beverage or to induce illegal sale or furnishing of alcoholic beverages"
(Art. 27, Sec. 403)

"it is unlawful for any person to administer or distribute to another, or to possess (except for physician-prescribed medication), any controlled dangerous substance or controlled paraphernalia"(Md. Ann. Code, Art. 27, Sec. 287)