Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

To comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (DFSCA) and subsequent amendments, students and employees of the University of Saint Francis are informed that strictly enforced policies are in place which prohibit the possession, use or distribution of any illicit drugs, including alcohol, on University of Saint Francis property or as part of any University of Saint Francis-sponsored activity unless event-specific permission is given for of-age students to consume alcohol moderately. Students and employees are also subject to all applicable legal sanctions under local, state and federal law for any offenses involving illicit drugs on University of Saint Francis property or at University of Saint Francis-sponsored activities.  Please use the navigation links to learn more about applicable Federal and State Laws, descriptions and sanctions.

University of Saint Francis affirms that illegal drug use is both unlawful and harmful. The use of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse by students and employees could result in cognitive deficits, loss of productivity, and other health risks. These risks include an increased risk of accidents, which may result in death or permanent injury. Free, confidential counseling for students who are dealing with alcohol and other drug abuse issues is provided by the Student Assistance Program at the USF Health & Wellness Center; referrals may also be made to outside agencies when appropriate. Other resources may include assessment, individual counseling, educational programs, materials, and referral and case management through community agencies, all of which might include a fee.

The Human Resources department provides information and resources for University employees who are seeking support.

Students exhibiting signs of excessive alcohol consumption will be transported via Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the student’s expense for medical attention. Refusal to cooperate with EMS personnel may result in arrest in order to ensure the student’s health and safety and/or a conduct complaint for disorderly conduct and/or failure to comply.