Substance Abuse

Barry University acknowledges the problem of substance abuse in our society and perceives this problem as a serious threat to employees and students. It is the intent of the University to establish and maintain a drug-free work place. It is the University’s further intent to comply in every respect with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) as presently constituted, to be amended in the future.

Barry University condemns the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol and drugs/substance, whether prescriptive or non-prescriptive. Any student or employee found to be in the possession of, using, selling, trading, or offering for sale, illicit drugs on the University’s property or as part of the University’s activities, will be subject to disciplinary action as well as applicable local, state and federal laws.

The complete text of the University’s substance abuse policy including drug and alcohol abuse education programs can be found in the student handbook or the employee handbook.