Alcohol, Weapons and Drugs Regulations

The College has a set of very strict regulations concerning the possession and use of alcohol, drugs and weapons.  For further information on this topic, refer to the Code of Student Conduct.

The College complies with the requirements of the New York State Alcohol Beverage Control Law and the New York State Penal Code, which provides that "NO PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 21 WILL POSSESS ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE WITH THE INTENT TO CONSUME SUCH BEVERAGE."

The campus alcohol policy prohibits alcoholic beverages in residence halls and at student events. On a limited and highly selective basis, the campus policy is waived and alcoholic beverages are served at student functions in accord with federal, state and local laws.

The Division of Student Development provides counseling and regularly offers programs and courses on drugs and alcohol. The possession, sale or use of any illegal drug on campus will not be tolerated and the penalty for violation is very severe. College policy prohibits open containers of alcoholic beverages in all outside areas on the campus. Bringing alcoholic beverages to any public or private event on campus is not permitted.


  1. Possession or keeping of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument on campus (including in any vehicle), or use of any object with intent to harm another, is prohibited.
    Deadly weapons or dangerous instruments include, but are not limited to, firearms, explosives, explosives devices, knives, blackjacks, chukka-sticks, sling shots, kung fu type weapons.
  2. Possession or use of fireworks, firecrackers, etc., is also prohibited.
    In addition, College Policy strictly prohibits the use or possession of any CO-2 type firearm, spring-powered firearms, chemical aerosol spray, or pepper aerosol spray.  Violators of any section of this policy will be subject to possible criminal prosecution, if applicable, and appropriate disciplinary action from the College.