Policy Statement

Pace University has a strong commitment to a healthy and safe environment for all members of the University community. Any use of alcohol and drugs that is illegal or violates this Policy will not be tolerated.

It is the policy of the University that the unlawful use, possession, sale, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances and alcohol on University property or at University sponsored programs and activities are prohibited. Even though its possession or consumption may otherwise be lawful, alcohol, except in limited circumstances, is not permitted on University property or at University sponsored programs and activities.

There are two exceptions to the prohibition against the possession and consumption of alcohol on University property and at University sponsored programs and activities. One exception to this Policy is for the moderate possession and consumption of alcohol at University sponsored programs and activities by individuals legally permitted to possess and consume alcohol, provided prior written approval from the appropriate University representative has been granted. The second exception permits students, except for those who reside in Maria’s Tower, who are at least 21 years of age to possess and consume a moderate amount of beer or wine (not hard liquor) in their residential housing room.

This Policy applies to each member of the University community -- students, faculty, and staff – as well as to contractors, vendors, licensees, invitees and visitors.

This Policy is in compliance with the Drug- Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, and it is distributed to every student and faculty and staff member.