Student Guide for Policies and Prcedures (13-14)
Complete handbook of the policies and procedures affecting students at Tulane University. Published by the Division of Student Affairs.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Policies & Procedures TULANE ALCOHOL BEVERAGE POLICY PREAMBLE All students, faculty and staff at Tulane share in the responsibility for creating and maintaining a healthy and productive environment for work and study. When a member of the Tulane community does not use alcohol responsibility that decision adversely affects the University community because it impedes the ability of the University to provide an environment that is conducive to excellence in teaching, research and learning. The University’s comprehensive approach to addressing alcohol abuse emphasizes: 1. Taking effective steps to create and maintain a productive workplace and educational environment for students, faculty and staff. 2. Providing prevention education, responsible use education and counseling services on and off campus as appropriate. 3. Encouraging Tulane community members who suffer from alcohol related effects to seek voluntary and confidential assessment, counseling and/or treatment without fear of reprisal. All members of the university community shall adhere to all applicable state and local laws, and Tulane University regulations regarding the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. SUMMARY OF CERTAIN STATE LAWS The following is a summary of certain Louisiana laws regarding the purchase, possession and use of alcoholic beverages: • It is unlawful to falsify a driver’s license or other identification document in order to obtain or attempt to obtain any alcoholic beverages, or to permit someone else to use one’s driver’s license or other identification document to obtain or attempt to obtain any alcoholic beverages. • It is unlawful for any person under 21 to purchase or publicly possess any alcoholic beverages. Public possession means possession of any alcoholic beverage on any ”street or highway or in any public place or any place open to the public, including a club which is de facto open to the public.” • It is unlawful for any person, other than a parent, spouse, or legal guardian, to purchase on behalf of a person under 21 any alcoholic beverages. • It is unlawful to sell any alcoholic beverages to any person under 21. UNIVERSITY POLICIES General In addition to Louisiana law, Tulane’s policies regarding the possession and use of alcohol are: 1. No one may serve alcoholic beverages on Tulane University property or within University facilities without proper written permission. The appropriate administrator (university president, vice presidents, deans, directors, or department heads) may grant permission to those persons, groups of persons or organizations within their areas of responsibility. 2. No one may consume alcoholic beverages in uncontrolled areas such as streets and sidewalks. Alcohol and Other Drugs Policies and Procedures 2013–2014 • 19