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Dated: January 16th, 1996

Issued by:
Office of the President
October, 2008
March, 2017


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 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. Specific campus regulations regarding the sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages are contained in the campus Alcohol Policy and University Student Conduct Code.
  • Alcohol may be consumed only at State-licensed sites (i.e.: Simons Center Cafe, University Cafe, etc.) and in facilities or at events which have obtained an SLA Permit. Information regarding SLA Permits can be obtained from the following web site: http://www.abc.state.ny.us/.
  • The Office of Administration 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.
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 in order 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. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provide confidential assessment and referral services for students 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 will be referred to the Office of University Community Standards for possible violations of the Student Conduct Code (CODE). If found responsible for a CODE violation, a student may receive an educational sanction and may be subject to other sanctions outlined in the CODE. In certain cases, an interim suspension (i.e. immediate suspension) may be appropriate. Sanctions imposed by the University are independent of penalties 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 (EAP)
West Campus: Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, W-0505
East Campus: University Hospital - Level 5, Room 556
(631) 632-6085

Employee and Labor Relations
Room 291A, Administration Building
(631) 632-6140

Employee and Labor Relations (Hospital)
HSC Level 3, Room 040
(631) 444-3780

Employee and Labor Relations (Long Island State Veterans Home)
100 Patriots Road
(631) 444-8617


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
West Campus: Student Health Services, Second Floor
East Campus: Health Sciences Center, Level 3, Room 3-040F (by appointment only)
(631) 632-6720

Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO)
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Outreach
310 Student Activities Center
(631) 632-2748

Office of University Community Standards
Room 347, Administration Building
(631) 632-6705

Relevant Standards, Codes, Rules, Regulations, Statutes and Policies

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University Policy Manual @ Stony Brook University