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Alcohol Policy

Emory University is committed to the health and well being of the members of its staff, faculty, and student body. As part of this commitment, Emory University complies with and upholds all federal, state, and local laws that regulate or prohibit the possession, use or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs. Violations of such laws that come to the attention of University officials will be addressed within the University or through prosecution in the courts, or both.

As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, Emory University adheres to the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Also, as administrator of certain state-funded financial aid programs for students, Emory University adheres to Georgia's Drug Free Postsecondary Educational Act of 1990.

Accordingly, all Emory University full-time, part-time, and temporary faculty, staff, students and employees are required to abide by the standards of conduct that Emory University applies to all activities conducted on University-owned property and to all other University-sponsored activities.

A detailed Summary of State of Georgia and DeKalb County Laws on Alcohol, University Regulations, and Additional Policies Regarding Alcohol may be obtained from the Campus Life Handbook and on the web at