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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Campus Policies

From the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct:

Unauthorized possession or use of alcoholic beverages.
  1. The following actions are prohibited by Indiana University:
    1. Use or possession of alcoholic beverages on university property, or in the course of a university activity or student organization activity, contrary to law.
    2. Use or possession of alcoholic beverages in any undergraduate residence supervised by the university, including fraternity and sorority houses.
    3. Use or conspicuous possession of alcoholic beverages in or on any property of the university frequented by the public, except in areas specifically designated by the chief administrative officer of the campus.
  2. The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is not forbidden in the following areas of the university unless otherwise prohibited by law:
    1. In designated graduate housing and residence hall buildings designated as restricted to students who are twenty-one years of age or older, including residence rooms and certain common areas approved for such purpose by the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students may enact rules to regulate such use or possession.
    2. In designated undergraduate residences supervised by the university when temporary permission is granted by the Dean of Students for events at which persons twenty-one years of age or older may lawfully possess and use alcoholic beverages.
    3. In designated family housing, including residence rooms, apartments and certain common areas approved for such purpose by the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students may enact rules to regulate such use or possession.
    4. In Union Buildings, including guest rooms and certain other areas specifically approved by the chief administrative officer of the campus.
    5. In other areas, such as private offices and faculty lounges, not accessible to the public and specifically approved by the chief administrative officer of the campus.
  3. Student organizations that serve or permit possession of alcoholic beverages at student organization functions, on or off campus, may be disciplined if violations of alcoholic beverage laws or of university regulations occur. Individual students who plan, sponsor, or direct such functions also may be subject to discipline.
Unauthorized possession or use of illegal drugs.
  1. The following actions are prohibited by Indiana University:
    1. Use or possession of any drug or controlled substance, or of drug paraphernalia, on university property or in the course of a university activity or student organization activity, contrary to law. It is not a violation of university regulations for students to possess such drugs or controlled substances if they are possessed under the terms of a valid and legal prescription for such drugs or controlled substances.
    2. Use of university facilities to manufacture, process, or distribute any drug or controlled substance contrary to law.
    3. Sale, gift, or transfer of drugs, controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia to Indiana University students, whether or not such sale, gift, or transfer occurs on university property or in the course of a university activity or student organization activity.
  2. The term "controlled substance" is defined in Indiana law, and includes, but is not limited to, substances such as marijuana, cocaine, narcotics, certain stimulants and depressants, and hallucinogens.