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CUNY/Hunter Drug and Alcohol Policy

The City University of New York maintains a policy regarding Drugs and Alcohol (“Policy”). The Policy sets forth the standards of conduct that the University requires of all students, employees and visitors relative to drugs and alcohol on CUNY property and in CUNY-sponsored activities both on and off campus.

Additionally, the Policy describes sanctions which students and employees who violate the Policy are subject to, and the obligations of the CUNY colleges and units for disseminating this Policy to their students and employees. Also, included in the Policy is information about drug and alcohol abuse and its effects.

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, Public Law 101-226

Hunter College is in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).

The New York State minimum drinking age (21 years) is observed at all campus functions. Proof of age is required to consume alcoholic beverages and no individual appearing to be under the influence of alcohol will be served.

All Hunter College organizations sponsoring events must, in advance of the event, agree to the following conditions:

  1. No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21. Where documentation of age is unavailable or not reasonably certain, the law requires denial of an alcoholic beverage to that person.

  2. No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person actually or apparently under the influence of alcohol.

  3. No person shall sell or provide an alcoholic beverage to a person known to be a habitual excessive drinker.

  4. All advertising, promotion, publicity, invitations, etc. stating the availability of alcoholic beverages at an event, must include the following statement:

The unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs is prohibited on the campus. Violators will be subject to penalties ranging from reprimand and warning for a first infraction, to separation from the college for a subsequent offense.

Legal sanctions against students alleged to be in violation of Public Law 101- 226 will be determined according to Article 15 Section 3 of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws. Sanctions for members of the instructional staff and non-instructional staff will be governed by Article VII of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws and Article XIV, respectively.

Assistance is available by calling:

For Emergencies contact Public Safety – (212) 772-4444
Hunter College Medical Services – (212) 772-4801
Employee Assistance Program – (212) 772-4051
Student Services – (212) 772-4882

The Hunter College Smoking Policy

Hunter College is a non-smoking environment (facility) pursuant to New York City Law.