The College has the obligation to uphold federal, state and local laws with regard to possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. The College will not protect students from legal investigations and action, and will cooperate with legal authorities when necessary.
All members of the Elmhurst College community are considered adults and are thus expected to comply with the laws (local, state and federal) regarding alcoholic beverages and to take personal responsibility for their conduct. Students who have a guest on campus or in College buildings are responsible for the conduct of the guest and for advising him or her of the applicable laws and Elmhurst College’s policies pertaining to alcoholic beverages. Therefore, the following policies have been adopted:
The distribution, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the buildings and on the grounds of Elmhurst College. There are two exceptions if you are of legal drinking age:
Substance Abuse Policy
In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, it is the policy of Elmhurst College to provide an educational environment that is free of alcohol and drug abuse. The College recognizes the legal prohibition of the use and/or possession of drugs by students. The College does not condone student sale or use of drugs and will cooperate with civil officials as the law requires. The maintenance of the individual welfare, development, education and rehabilitation of its members is consonant with the mission of Elmhurst College. It should be further understood that the College may therefore take preventive or prohibitory action, whether or not civil authorities act, in reference to any College member whose behavior is adjudged harmful to himself, herself or others. The following are prohibited in and on Elmhurst College owned or controlled property or at Elmhurst College-sponsored events:
Medical Amnesty Policy
Elmhurst College values the health and safety of students who attend the college. Elmhurst College encourages students to seek medical assistance for themselves or others in cases of alcohol intoxication or other drug related situations. If the individual seeks medical assistance, Elmhurst College will not pursue conduct violations against the following individuals for violations of the College's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policies:
Actively Assisting requires that an individual:
The Following are NOT covered by the Medical Amnesty Policy:
Amnesty in cases of sexual assault or other sexual misconduct:
Similarly, the College will not pursue conduct violations for violations of the College's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policies against a student who reports or seeks assistance after experiencing an incident of sexual assault or other sexual misconduct.
If you or a friend needs help for alcohol- or drug-related issues, please contact the College's Wellness Center's Counseling Services or at (630) 617-3565.