Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs -- Overarching Policy
Policy

Document Number: RIGHTTOKNOW--107 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Executive Director of Facilities and Safety Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 05/24/2012

General Description Requirements Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation Subject Experts  

General Description
Description:

Information about alcoholic beverage and illegal drug policies relative to campus security policies.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Dean of Students
Executive VP
Residence Life
Safety and Security
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, staff

Loss of privilege, student

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Policy Provisions
1.

Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs


The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on the University campus is governed by University Alcohol Policy and Tennessee state law. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by Tennessee state law and statutes. However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on-campus is the primary responsibility of University Security. The Cumberland University campus has been designated “Drug free” and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by University Security. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of the University Alcohol Policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior University approval. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the University.

 

The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by University Security and by local law enforcement agencies. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of Students

Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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