Community Standards

Alcohol and Drug Policy


The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires Colleges who receive federal financial assistance to certify the United States Department of Education documentation of a prevention program on the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by members of the College community.

Union College's Policy on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Union College prohibits the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the Union College campus, or while engaged in Union College-sponsored activities or employment. This includes all paraphernalia associated with the use of drugs and/or alcohol abuse. Union College observes all laws governing the use of alcoholic beverages within the State of New York and prohibits any violations of these laws.

Students will be held personally responsible for complying with all aspects of federal, state, and local laws as well as the College’s Code of Conduct and any other rules governing alcohol and drug use. In its enforcement of the College policy, Union will act neither as a police agency enforcing the law nor as a sanctuary protecting those who violate laws regarding alcohol or other drugs.