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Policies and Procedures at Fordham University

Compliance with the University’s policies and procedures is a necessary first step in achieving a safe environment in our community. These policies were developed to promote a safe campus and a high quality of campus life. Their effectiveness depends upon the active participation of all members of the community.

Drug and Alcohol Use
  The misuse or abuse of drugs or alcohol will not be tolerated by the University. Part of Fordham’s educational mission is to instruct the Fordham community on the medical, legal and social risks of substance abuse.

Alcohol Possession and Consumption
The University allows individuals of legal drinking age to consume alcohol in their student rooms. However, should the drinking become a public event due to noise, number of people present, or intoxication, disciplinary action will be taken. Alcohol is not allowed in freshman residence halls.
Large amounts of alcohol are not allowed in private rooms and may be confiscated at the discretion of residence hall staff. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the open/public areas of the campus.

It is illegal in New York state for anyone under the age of 21 to possess alcoholic beverages for consumption. Every student assumes full responsibility for their compliance with New York state laws and University policy. False or fraudulent written evidence of age for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages is also illegal.

Substance Abuse
The University is committed to maintaining a drug-free campus. Any member of the Fordham community, faculty, staff or student, who violates this policy is subject to any series of actions, ranging from written warnings to dismissal from the University. Counseling and treatment programs are available through the University.

The University has published a report entitled “Fordham University Drug-Free Campus” that includes information on the ramifications of illicit drug use by members of the Fordham community. The publication also outlines University standards of conduct concerning drug use. It further describes the help and treatment programs that are available. Copies are available in Fordham’s Personnel Office, FMH 506; the Office of Student Affairs, Keating 100; the Residential Life Office, LCR 108; and the Dean of Students Office at 400 Westchester Ave.

Alcohol and Other Drug Education
The Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE) Program provides comprehensive substance abuse prevention at Fordham University.  Prevention initiatives include: educational programming, assessment and early intervention strategies.  Each initiative is part of an integrated approach that is science-based, inherently student centered and guided by Fordham’s rich Jesuit tradition.  

AODE Program strategies center on the prevention and reduction of alcohol and other drug use, misuse and abuse.  Individual targeted interventions include offering educational groups, reflective exercises, assessments and personalized feedback sessions to students who violate the University’s alcohol and other drug policy.  Services are available to all students interested in learning more about addiction, substance abuse related issues and how to have conversations with a friend or family member regarding substance abuse. Population targeted interventions include facilitating the freshmen core programming, AODE sessions, and advising the Peer Educators at Rose Hill and Peers Advocating Responsibility (PARty) at Lincoln Center, which are student organizations that coordinates social, educational and awareness initiatives.  The AODE Program also offers referral information regarding off-campus substance abuse treatment facilities and Twelve Step related (AA/NA/Al-Anon) support groups in the area.  
Visit the AODE for free and confidential alcohol and marijuana use online screening and feedback programs, or to learn more information about the resources, staff, Peer Educators, and other services provided by the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program. The AODE Program is located at Lincoln Center in Lowenstein 408 and at Rose Hill in the Student Affairs Suite on the second floor of the McGinley Student Center.

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