Alcohol & Drug Prevention Policy

Alcoholic Beverage Policy

Southern University at New Orleans acknowledges and adheres to the state of Louisiana alcohol consumption law. The law clearly states that “individuals under the age of 21 shall not be served alcoholic beverages nor will individuals under the age of 21 be permitted to consume alcoholic beverages.”
It is Southern University at New Orleans’ policy that all students are prohibited from the use and sale of alcoholic beverages within the confines of the university and at university-sponsored events and activities.

 

In compliance with university policy, the following stipulations apply:

  • The possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on university property and at university-sponsored activities.
  • The possession, sale, and distribution of any alcohol paraphernalia are prohibited within the confines of the university and on any property belonging to Southern University at New Orleans.
  • The possession of empty alcoholic beverage containers is prohibited on university property.
  • Students who are in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary actions, such as expulsion from the university (See Code Offenses in the SUNO Student Handbook).

 

The consumption of alcohol poses serious health and safety concerns. Alcohol abuse causes impaired judgment, incoherence, and health-related problems. Individuals who need or desire treatment for alcohol abuse may seek services from the Student Development Center located in Building 3 on the SUNO Lake Campus. Students may also seek services from University Health Services located in Building 3.

 

Drug Policy

Recognizing that drug use poses health and safety hazards to employees, students, and the community at large, Southern University at New Orleans considers the abuse of drugs to be a very serious matter – one that cannot be tolerated in the workplace or classroom. Therefore, it is the policy of the university to maintain a drug-free workplace and an environment conducive to the learning process. In compliance with university policy, the following stipulations apply:

  • The manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any illegal drug or abuse of any controlled substance in the workplace and classroom or other related areas associated with the learning process, including university-sponsored housing is unlawful.
  • Such actions are prohibited on all university property and at any other locations where employees or students are conducting university business.
  • The possession of any drug paraphernalia is prohibited on university property and on property sponsored by the university, i.e., housing facilities.
  • Students who are in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary actions, such as expulsion from the university (See Code Offenses in the SUNO Student Handbook).

 

The use of drugs or controlled substances can cause serious health risks and may lead to death. Students who need or desire treatment for drug abuse may receive free counseling services and a referral from the Student Development Center located in Building 3 on the SUNO Lake Campus. Students may also seek services from University Health Services located in Building 3.