Loyola University Maryland

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Alcohol and Drug Policies

Alcohol and Drug Policies

Loyola University Maryland is committed to promoting the health and safety of its campus community through a program of alcohol education and the implementation of relevant policies. The university enforces all Maryland laws regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages, including those prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21 on campus and at university sponsored activities.

Drug and alcohol policies for faculty, staff and administrators are contained in the Drug and Alcohol Policies, Health Information, Services and Benefits document issued annually to all Faculty, Staff and Administrators. The University will impose disciplinary sanctions on violations of the institutions drug, alcohol and weapons possession policies.

Loyola University Maryland fully supports and requires compliance with federal and state laws regarding illegal drugs and paraphernalia. The term “drug” also includes any other substance that is used to change mood or alter reality and is not used in accordance with a medical prescription and “look alike” substances. 

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-University property used in the performance of University-related activities is prohibited; 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 document entitled Loyola University 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 Community Standards Handbook and issued annually to all students.

Loyola University 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 December 12, 1989.   The University abides by all Federal, State and/or Local Laws relating to alcohol and drugs. http://www.loyola.edu/department/studentlife/studentconduct

Loyola works closely with The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce Underage Drinking and The Baltimore County "Combating Underage Drinking (CUD) Coalition. As alcohol and drug concerns continue to plague college campuses across the nation in various ways, Loyola University Maryland is fully dedicated to understanding the specific areas of concern for our student population. To better understand our students’ alcohol behaviors and related consequences, Loyola has maintained its participation in the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce Underage Drinking and Related Problems. The Maryland Collaborative was established in 2012 and aims to use evidence-based strategies to reduce college student drinking and related problems. The Maryland College Alcohol Survey (MD-CAS), is funded by the Behavioral Health Administration of the Maryland Department of Health, and Loyola is one of 15 colleges that comprise a partnership of institutions across the state whose presidents have agreed to join the initiative and work together to address underage and excessive drinking.

Data from the 2018 survey reveal 4 significant areas of concern among Loyola’s sophomore and junior classes (currently, juniors and seniors). These areas of concern are as follows:

  1. High-risk drinking – Binge drinking 1-4 times during the past month. (Very high-risk drinking is binge drinking 5 + times during the past month)
  2. Binge drinking – 5+ drinks, per occasion for males and 4+ drinks, per occasion for females and transgender students
  3. Pre-gaming – drinking alcohol in your or someone else’s residence before attending a social or other event.
  4. False identification

Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion

Seton Court 02B

Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion facilitates student retention within the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis. They are committed to supporting students who face personal and substance use-related challenges by providing opportunities for spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, professional, and social growth. We help students leverage available resources and stay focused on their success by initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships with our community partners.

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