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Both productivity at work and the learning process are significantly impaired by alcohol abuse and the use of illicit drugs. Substance abuse among college students inhibits their educational development and is of serious nationwide concern.

California State University, Long Beach is dedicated to the elimination of the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. The University is making every effort to create an environment that promotes and reinforces good health. This includes responsible living, respect for community and campus standards and regulations, individual responsibility within the community, and the intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical well‑being of all members of the campus community.

On campus property, the solicitation, sale, use or knowing possession of dangerous drugs, restricted dangerous drugs, or narcotics, as those terms are used in California statutes, are prohibited.
Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in individual offices, classrooms, laboratories, or generally accessible public or open areas, such as the quad and athletic fields.

Information regarding campus policies on the consumption of alcohol may be obtained by calling the Office of Student Life and Development at 985‑8668.

Pursuant to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, violations by students of the above regulations, when campus related, may, after due process, result in the student being placed on probation, being suspended, or being expelled. Additionally, violations of laws committed on campus property, or at a campus event, will also be subject to referral and prosecution through off‑campus authorities. Penalties by enforcement agencies for violations of the law may include imprisonment, fines, or both; these are in addition to administrative sanctions imposed by the University.

More detailed descriptions of student regulations concerning drugs, or alcohol, may be found elsewhere in the CSULB Catalog, or in the Residence Hall Calendar and Handbook, or the Regulations for Campus Activities, Organizations and the University Community.

Pursuant to Education Code Section 89535, employees may be disciplined, up to and including termination, for the following causes:

  • 1. Conviction of criminal offenses involving the illegal use of drugs.
  • 2. Appearing for work impaired by the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances.
  • 3. Addiction to the use of controlled substances.

More detailed descriptions of employee regulations concerning drugs, or alcohol, may be found in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Handbook and the Faculty and Staff Handbooks.


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