Alcohol & Drug Policy
Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health, or involves forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation or affiliation with any organization is prohibited.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs or controlled substance by University students or employees on University/College property, or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited. Employees of the University must also notify the College Personnel Director of any criminal conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than (5) days after such conviction.
The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol by students or employees on University/College property, or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited.
The legal age for possession and consumption of alcohol in New York State is 21. It is against the law to sell or give away alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.
The possession or use of illegal drugs is a crime in the State of New York. Anyone found in possession of or using such drugs on college property will be severely dealt with and will face criminal charges.
Hunter College is in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). The New York State minimum drinking age (21 years) is observed at all campus functions. Proof of age is required to consume alcoholic beverages and no individual appearing to be under the influence of alcohol will be served.
All Hunter College organizations sponsoring events must, in advance of the event, agree to the following conditions:
- No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21. Where documentation of age is unavailable or not reasonably certain; the law requires denial of an alcoholic beverage to that person.
- No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person actually or apparently under the influence of alcohol.
- No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person known to be a habitual excessive drinker.
- All advertising, promotion,
publicity, invitations, etc. stating the availability of alcoholic beverages at
must include the following statement:
The unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs is prohibited on the campus. Violators will be subject to penalties ranging from reprimand and warning for a first infraction, to separation from the college for a subsequent offense.
Legal sanctions against students alleged to be in violation of Public Law 101- 226 will be determined according to Article 15 Section 3 of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws. Sanctions for members of the instructional staff and non-instructional staff will be governed by Article VII of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws and Article XIV, respectively.