Alcohol Policy

From the San Francisco State University Bulletin

San Francisco State University is committed to a safe and healthy environment for the campus community. The use of alcohol and other drugs should not interfere with the university's educational mission.

The university expects every student, faculty member, staff member, and administrator to be aware of and comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding the unlawful possession, distribution, or use of illegal drugs and alcohol.

It is the policy of San Francisco State University that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, 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 more complete description of these regulations is contained in University Directive #89-12 (The Alcohol and Drug Policy) and University Directive #90-15 (Policy on Substance Abuse in the Workplace) which are available at Human Resources Office, the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Students.

State Laws regarding driving while under the influence of alcohol

An arresting officer can take the license from any driver suspected to be driving under the influence who refuses to take a blood alcohol concentration test.

Anyone under 21 found in possession of alcohol can have their driver's license taken away, even if the under age person was not drinking, drunk, or driving.

Disciplinary Action

STUDENTS: The manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of illegal drugs or illegal use of alcohol will normally result in either probation, suspension, or dismissal from the university.

Student Safety

The University's primary consideration is student safety. Students should not be deterred from reporting incidents of possible alcohol poisoning or drug overdose based on concerns that they might be disciplined in accordance with the Standards for Student Conduct.