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Alcohol Policy

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As an academic community rooted in the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University Chicago is committed to maintaining an ethical and just environment where learning is the central focus. Accordingly, the University expects all members of the University community (students, faculty, and staff) to make responsible and legal decisions concerning the use of alcohol and other drugs.[1] Since ours is a community of care and concern for one another, all students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to learn about the social, physiological, and psychological consequences of alcohol and other drug use and abuse. Just as we all depend on one another to maintain an environment supportive of learning, so too do we all share in the responsibility to limit the dangerous effects of these substances in our community.

The University believes that character development is a central part of the educational experience of college. As such, we value moments that challenge us all in areas of ethical reasoning, civic responsibility, articulation of values, and connecting decisions with consequences. To cultivate an environment where such learning can take place, alcohol and other drug use that is against the law, contrary to the University’s mission, or inhibits rigorous scholarship will be fairly and consistently challenged. Substance use that places anyone’s physical, mental, or emotional well-being in danger will not be tolerated.

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), the University has drafted this Loyola University Chicago Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (LUC AOD Policy), which includes references to other University policies concerning alcohol and other drugs and summarizes certain legal penalties under Federal and State law for the illegal possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol. The following information is critical and should be read carefully by all members of the University community.

Fr. Garanzini
President, Loyola University Chicago

[1] “Alcohol and other drugs” is a term of art in the field of alcohol prevention. Alcohol and other drugs refers to all types of drugs, including those that are legal and illegal.