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Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons Policies

California State University, Long Beach complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Act Section 120a. University police officers enforce laws regulating the use of alcoholic beverages and underage drinking. This University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the campus community. Alcohol and other drugs should not interfere with the University’s educational mission. All CSULB students, faculty members, staff members, and administrators are subject to local state and federal laws regarding the unlawful possession, distribution, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illegal drugs on the University campus or at any University-sponsored event off campus is prohibited. No one may use illegal substances, or abuse legal

substances, including alcohol, in a manner which impairs performance of assigned tasks. A complete description of these regulations is contained in University Executive Order 89-12 “Alcohol and Drug Policy” and University Executive Order 90-15 “Policy on Substance Abuse in the Workplace”.

Visit the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Program), or call (562) 985-5859 for assistance. ATOD provides information about alcohol and other drugs to our diverse campus community; involves a collective of students and faculty who assist in creating a campus environment which reinforces healthy lifestyles; provides support services for students who are experiencing problems with substances; and educates students about the impact of both alcohol and other drug abuse.

no pistols, no beer, no marijuana

Excessive use of alcohol and other drugs is a serious health problem in itself, but alcohol and drug abuse can also contribute to a host of other physical and mental health problems such as unwanted pregnancy, violent behavior, HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases and psychological depression. The use of alcoholic beverages must be in compliance with California State Law. Alcoholic beverages generally may not be consumed on campus except at sponsored events and with specific approval from the Director of Student Life and Development. Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed on university premises that have been licensed by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control or on other university premises at "approved group sponsored events". The sponsors of such events must obtain prior written approval from the Office of Student Life and Development. The use of alcoholic beverages in any of the Residential Halls, to include individual rooms, is strictly prohibited. For complete information regarding Student Discipline visit Campus Standards of Conduct.

The Department of Public Safety strictly enforces Federal and State laws, as well as the University's zero tolerance policy, for the use and sale of illegal drugs. Violators are subject to university discipline, criminal prosecution and removal from University housing. Students engaging in the sale of illegal drugs will be expelled. Students found in violation of University alcohol, drug and weapons policies may be subject to academic probation, suspension or expulsion. Parents or guardians may be notified about any disciplinary violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance which has been committed by a student who is under the age of 21.

Employees in violation of the university alcohol and drug policies may be subject to corrective action or dismissal or be required to participate fully in an approved counseling or rehabilitation program. Applicable legal sanctions under local, State and Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol range from probation, diversion, imprisonment in the county jail for less than one year, to imprisonment in State Prison. A police officer can take the license from any driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, who refuses to take a blood alcohol test.

Anonymous Crime Tip Line

(562) 986-5131

No Weapons on Campus

Any person who brings or possesses a firearm on the grounds of the university, without the prior written permission of the chief of University Police, or as otherwise provided by law, is in violation of state law (Reference: California Penal Code, Section 626.9; Penal Code, Section 12025 and following), and university regulations, and is punishable by imprisonment, university disciplinary action or both.

Any person who brings or possesses a device, loaded or unloaded, that expels a metallic or similar projectile, such as a B-B or pellet, through the force of air pressure, C02 pressure, or spring action, or a spot maker gun, or an inoperable weapon on the grounds of the university, without the prior written permission of University Police, is in violation of university regulations, and may be subject to university or legal sanctions. A simulated or toy weapon is not permitted on the grounds of the university without prior written permission from University Police. Tasers are not permitted on the grounds of the university. Possession of an electronic stun device is currently permitted, but prosecution for assault for unlawful use is possible (California Penal Code, Sections 244.5 and 245).

No person on campus property or at a university event shall bring or possess or wear upon his/her person or have within his/her control a sheath knife or "buckskin" knife of any length, nor shall he/she bring or possess or have in his/her possession or under his/her control any dirk, dagger, ice pick, unguarded razor or knife with a blade measuring over 2 1/2" in length, or folding knife with a blade that locks into place. (California Penal Code, Section 626.10).

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ATOD - Alcohol, Tobaco, & Other Drugs Program

(562) 985-5859

Evolving from a nation wide necessity to address behaviors such as driving under the influence, underage drinking and factors associated with risky drinking, ATOD at CSULB has successfully developed innovative campus-wide programs and services for students aimed at intervention. As part of an interconnected program it works closely with students and the surrounding community. By recognizing the power of influence, ATOD has effectively implemented and promoted safe and healthy choices by offering appealing programs targeted at alcohol and drug issues.

Students are encouraged to participate in such programs as on-campus weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings

and various outreach presentations that cover the health effects, symptoms of abuse, and policies regarding possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. Information material and referrals are also provided. Go to the ATOD website for more information.

This exemplary program was selected as an intervention site by the Prevention Research Center's "Safer California Universities" study. As an intervention site, the ATOD program will collaborate with the City of Long Beach to facilitate policies and programs such as, Party Patrols, DUI Checkpoints, Minor Decoy Operations, Social Host Policies and a Response Cost Ordinance that will financially penalize landlords and tenants hosting parties requiring police visits.

Student Health Services provides an overall coordination of the ATOD program with direct support from Counseling and Psychological Services and Judicial Affairs. This allow ATOD to be more than just an intervention program; it is a powerful disciplinary process. ATOD utilizes a three step education plan. Offenders can be placed on any of the appropriate steps, depending on the severity of the on campus violation.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Attend Mandatory ATOD Class: Student Health Services

Step 2: Counseling Assessment: Counseling and Psychological Services

Step 3: Disciplinary Action and/or University Discharge: Judicial Affairs