The University complies with federal, state and local laws including those which regulate the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. Alcohol and other drug biennial review
The following represent the drug and alcohol policies of St. Bonaventure University, and also, on University premises or at University-sponsored activities, the following acts are prohibited:
- Distribution, possession or use of any illegal drug or controlled substance without legal authorization;
- Providing alcoholic beverages to individuals under 21 years of age, or possession of alcoholic beverages by individuals under 21 years of age.
- Illegal possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage, public intoxication, driving while intoxicated and consumption of alcoholic beverages while in unauthorized areas.
The University reserves the right, as a separate jurisdiction, to conduct judicial proceedings according to the procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct 2011-2012 either before, during or at the completion of the extra-University criminal proceedings. The Student Handbook & Associated University Policies and Procedures includes a section on offenses and discipline for students. The Hourly Staff Handbook includes a section on offenses and discipline for staff. The Administrators Handbook includes a section on offenses and discipline for administrators. The Faculty Handbook includes a section on offenses and discipline for faculty.
The health risks associated with the misuse and abuse of mind-altering drugs, including controlled substances and alcohol, include but are not limited to, physical and psychological dependence; damage to the brain, pancreas, kidneys and lungs; high blood pressure; heart attacks and strokes; ulcers; birth defects; and/or diminished immune system and death.
The University's counseling center and Health Services provide assessment and referral services to the University community, as well as serving as an alcohol and other drug information/education resource.
For further information about these programs or individual assistance, contact the Counseling Center at 375-2310.