Drug Policy

As a recipient of federal aid and federal grants, the University must certify under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, that it will take certain steps to provide a drug-free workplace.

The possession, use, consumption, sale, dispensation, distribution or manufacture of alcohol or controlled substances is prohibited on University property, while conducting University business or as a part of University activities, except on occasions when the consumption of alcoholic beverages in a social setting is authorized and sponsored by the University.

Students who violate this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct and consistent with applicable local, state and federal law.

Illegal drugs are those drugs or controlled substances the possession of which is unlawful under federal, state or local law, and include prescription drugs obtained without a lawful prescription, or are used in a manner inconsistent with prescription directions.

A number of states, including Illinois, have passed laws that make the use of marijuana for some medical conditions legitimate under the law of that state. However, the possession or use of marijuana remains an offense under the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments, which mandates campus communities be free of controlled substances (including marijuana). Therefore, SXU will continue to enforce the drug policy for any and all incidents involving marijuana.

The University, in furtherance of its commitment to a safe workplace and a safe learning environment, reserves the right to require testing of students for alcohol (including medications containing alcohol) or illegal or controlled substances on the basis of reasonable suspicion.

Separate and apart from applicable legal requirements, the University is concerned with the health and well-being of all members of the University community. Students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students in confidence, at 773-298-3121 for referrals or information regarding available and appropriate substance counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs.

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