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College Alcohol & Drug Policy

Lori K. Morgan Flood, Kimberly Jackson Davidson, Adrian Bautista, and Rebecca Mosely

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The Office of Student Wellness, the Office of Judicial Affairs and the Office of Residential Education and Dining Services partner to support the College’s mission to provide students with educational programming in an environment that encourages personal growth and individual well-being. In particular, we seek to support students in making choices that avoid the risks associated with unhealthy or dangerous use of alcohol and other substances. We recognize that students are adults and are expected to obey the law and take personal responsibility for their conduct. We would like to draw your attention to the following policies and initiatives related to alcohol and other drugs:

  1. All students are expected to familiarize themselves with College policy related to alcohol and other drugs. A complete summary of these rules and regulations can be found at this link: http://www.oberlin.edu/students/links-life/rules-regs.html.
  2. Parties may be hosted in Village Housing spaces but must be registered through Residential Education in advance. Students should call x58472 to schedule an appointment. Appointments must be scheduled by the Wednesday prior to the party, and a walk-through of the space will be required prior to approval. Parties not approved through the party planning process will be held accountable to College policy.
  3. Substance-free housing is available for any student wanting to live a lifestyle that includes abstaining from the high-risk use of drugs and alcohol within their residential community. Please contact Residential Education at x58472 for application information.
  4. AA and Al-Anon meetings are located near campus. For complete information, visit http://www.oberlin.edu/lifeskills/aod.
  5. Check out our free online alcohol screening at http://www.alcoholscreening.org/Home.aspx or try OC’s e-CHUG at http://new.oberlin.edu/office/oswell/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drugs/e-checkup.dot
  6. If you are worried about your own use or the use/abuse of substances of a friend, please contact the Counseling Center, x58470.

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