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Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Maintaining a Drug-Free Campus

Marlboro College’s Alcohol and Other Drug Policy is located in our Constitution & Bylaws Article XV. Policy highlights can be found below. For the full policy, including further prohibitions, disciplinary actions and sanctions, review the full policy in the Constitution and Bylaws.

The College has no authority to enforce federal or state alcohol and drug laws but has policies that prohibit the unlawful possession, distribution or use of alcohol and drugs.

Constitution and Bylaws Highlights: Drug, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policies

Article IX.B.2.a: As required by federal statute, Marlboro College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol by students and employees on college property or as a part of any of its sponsored activities. In particular individuals under the age of 21 are prohibited from possessing or using alcohol and no Marlboro College community member may distribute alcohol to other community members except in a manner consistent with State Law.

Article IX.C.1: Marlboro College supports Federal and Vermont State laws pertaining to the possession and distribution of illicit drugs. These laws prohibit the use, sale, or possession of regulated substances without a prescription. In the event that a member of the community becomes subject to legal action for the violation of these laws, the college will review the individual’s status and will take appropriate disciplinary action.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Programs

In efforts to promote a healthy and informed environment, several student and community organizations educate the Marlboro community to make health-positive choices. The Student Health and Peer Education Resources (SHAPERs), a peer education student group sponsors events and initiatives such eCHECKUP TO GO and Smart Party that promote safety awareness regarding healthy alcohol use and decision making skills. eCHECKUP TO GO is an online assessment tool that evaluates students’ usage and gives feedback, resources, and guidance for making changes in their habits. Smart Party education emphasizes alternatives to substance use in social situations, and simulates college party environments for learning through roleplaying. Medical and Counseling services are available through the Total Health Center and include referrals to area resources.