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Dated: January 16th, 1996

Issued by:
Office of the President
October, 2008
September, 2008

In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, it is the policy of New York State and Stony Brook University to make a good faith effort to maintain a drug free workplace and provide a drug free awareness program.

The University reserves authority to regulate conduct that affects its particular interests as an academic community. Violations of Federal or State law or of local ordinances that occur within the jurisdiction of the University may be subject to University sanctions.

Alcoholic Beverages
  • New York State Law and the State University of New York at Stony Brook Alcoholic Beverages on State Property Policies and Procedures prohibits the sale, giving and serving of alcoholic beverages to those persons under the age of 21. It further prohibits the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21. The consumption of alcohol or possession of an open container of alcohol is prohibited in all campus public areas. Specific campus regulations regarding the sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages are contained in the campus Alcohol Policy.
  • Alcohol may be consumed only at State-licensed sites (Jasmine, University Cafť), in facilities or at events which have obtained a State Liquor Authority (SLA) Permit. Information regarding SLA Permits can be obtained from the following site: http://www.abc.state.ny.us/
  • The Vice President for Student Affairs (OSA) is responsible for establishing application procedures and enforcing guidelines under which alcohol may be served at any University event. See Request for Approval to Serve Alcohol at a Campus Event: http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/ucs/policies/form.html
  • Specific campus regulations regarding the sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages are contained in the campus Alcohol Policy.
Illegal Possession, Sale, and Use of Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
  • No student, staff or faculty member will illegally manufacture, sell, possess or use controlled substances as defined by New York State or Federal Law. The introduction and/or possession of drug paraphernalia including, but not limited to: bongs, water pipes roach clips or hypodermic needles (not specifically for the administration of prescribed medications) is specifically prohibited on campus.
Education and Awareness, Counseling, Treatment and Re-Entry Programs
  • Employees and students are encouraged to participate in alcohol and drug awareness training and activities to be fully informed as to the detrimental physical and psychological side effects of these substances and the health risks.
  • The University recognizes the need for assistance, intervention and educational programs related to the abuse of alcohol and drugs. The University Counseling Center, Center for Prevention Outreach and the Employee Assistance Program provide confidential assessment and referral services for student and employees, respectively.
Policy Compliance
  • Employees who unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance will be subject to disciplinary procedures consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations and collective bargaining agreements. Any illegal activity involving drugs or alcohol on the campus grounds is considered "misconduct". Penalties sought under these provisions are independent of sanctions imposed by Federal and State laws and may include termination of employment.
  • Employees are obligated to notify the Human Resources Department (Labor Relations) of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace or at the worksite no later than five days after such conviction.
  • Students who are suspected of violating Federal, State or local controlled substance statutes are subject to the campus conduct process. If found responsible, a student will ordinarily be suspended from the University. In certain cases the exceptional procedure of Executive Suspension (i.e., immediate suspension) may also be invoked. Penalties imposed by the University are independent of sanctions prescribed by Federal and State laws.
  • Intoxication and/or substance abuse does not excuse individuals from the legal or disciplinary consequences of disorderly or inappropriate conduct. Restitution for the cost of damages to University property resulting from such misconduct will be the responsibility of the individual.



Employee Assistance Program
192 Administration Building (West Campus)
L-5 University Medical Center
(631) 632-6085

Office of Employee/Labor Relations

West Campus
Room 390, Administration
(631) 632-6140

Room 040 Health Science Ctr, Level 3
(631) 444-6440

Long Island State Veteranís Home
100 Patriotís Way
(631) 444-8517


University Counseling Center
2nd Floor, Infirmary
(631) 632-6720

Center for Prevention and Outreach
Substance Education, Prevention & Outreach
Room 216 Stony Brook Union
(631) 632-2748

Office of University Community Standards
Room 348, Administration Building
(631) 632-6705

Office of the Vice President for Research Compliance
Room W5510, Ward Melville Library
(631) 632-9036

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University Policy Manual @ Stony Brook University