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Drug-free Campus Guidelines

Drug and alcohol abuse are national health problems. St. John’s University’s mission includes education available to all members of the University community concerning the medical, social and legal risks associated with substance abuse.

To All Students and Employees of St. John’s University:

In addition, as an institution rooted in the Vincentian tradition of serving the community, the University is committed to helping any individual member of the University community overcome the psychological and physical problems that may be attributable to drug and alcohol abuse.

The United States Department of Education has issued regulations for the implementation of the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). These regulations require the University to distribute annually to each student and employee information regarding the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on University property or as part of any of its on-campus or off-campus activities.

The University Code of Conduct with respect to alcohol and other drug abuse is described within, along with the health risks associated with substance abuse. We have also attempted to outline the various assistance programs available at the University and other places in the New York City area where individuals can seek help and treatment.

In compliance with the federal law, the University has described in this document the legal sanctions under both federal and state law for the illegal possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol, as well as the range of University sanctions that can be imposed for violation of the University’s policies regarding substance abuse.

The following information is extremely important and should be read carefully by each student and employee:

Student Code of Conduct and Conduct Process
Applicable to all students

Student Handbook
Applicable to all students

Residence Life Handbook
Applicable to resident students

Employee Handbook
Applicable to all University employees