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Alcohol, Drugs and Controlled Substances, Amnesty Policy

Alcohol Policy

The Loyola University New Orleans alcohol policy adheres to the laws of the State of Louisiana and Federal law regarding the purchase, sale and consumption of alcohol and in accordance with the following specific regulations that have been established by the University.
The University permits the lawful keeping and consumption, in moderation, of alcoholic beverages on its property by residents and their guests who are 21 years of age or older, in the privacy of their residence hall living unit with the door closed and in an atmosphere which does not foster excessive consumption or create significant noise or other disturbances. The following conduct is prohibited:
A. Possession (including constructive possession) and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage persons
B. Public intoxication (regardless of age) 
C. Distributing, selling, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages without a license or to underage persons
D. Possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages in public areas. Public areas are all areas other than individual living spaces. Rooms with open doors, rooms with closed doors to which public attention is attracted by excessive noise, hallways, lounges, restrooms, and outdoor areas are considered public areas.
E. Possession or use of common source containers of alcoholic beverages (e.g., kegs and other large-volume containers)
F. Alcohol abuse regardless of age, such as the use or possession of rapid consumption devices or drinking games including, but not limited to, keg stand, beer pong, funnels, or similar games and devices.

Drugs and Controlled Substances Policy

  1. The Loyola University New Orleans drug policy adheres to the federal, state, and municipal laws regarding the consumption, distribution, possession, sale, or intent to sale of illegal drugs and/or other controlled substances.
  2. The use of illegal drugs and controlled substances is a violation of federal, state, and municipal laws and the Code of Conduct. Loyola University cannot and will not protect students from prosecution under federal, state, and municipal laws.
  3. The University reserves the right to periodically conduct unannounced canine drug searches in on-campus spaces, including residence hall rooms, to identify the presence of illicit drugs in order to encourage a drug-free living environment.
  4. The following rules shall be enforced with respect to student conduct regardless of the status of violation in any courts.
    • A. Possession of drug paraphernalia as commonly defined (pipes, bongs, etc.) is prohibited. Drug paraphernalia as it applies in this section means any equipment, product, or material of any kind that is used in propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.
    • B. The distribution or merchandising of illegal drugs and/or controlled substances is prohibited and will result in dismissal and arrest.
    • C. All illegal drugs, controlled substances, and/or drug paraphernalia will be confiscated by the proper authorities.
  5. The illegal possession or consumption of drugs, prescription medication, possession of paraphernalia, or misconduct resulting from such, will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.


Amnesty Policy

Loyola University strongly encourages students and individuals to report all Code violations, sex discrimination, violence in general, including sexual violence, and medical emergencies. It is likely that many students may be hesitant to report conduct that they believe violates the Code or University policies because of fear that they personally may be accused of violating the Code or University policies in connection with the incident(s) they are reporting.

Underage drinking is a common example of conduct that may have occurred during such an incident. Because of the importance of reporting serious incident(s), and in order to encourage reporting, Loyola will not normally charge a student who reports a violation(s) of the Code or University policy, even though the student may have participated in a non-violent violation(s) of the Code or University policy (e.g., unauthorized use of alcohol or drugs and controlled substances). 

Loyola may also elect to extend amnesty to students who report medical emergencies to obtain medical assistance for another student(s) that may have occurred during an incident involving a potential conduct violation(s) (e.g., unauthorized use of alcohol or drugs and controlled substances).

In such cases, however, Loyola may exercise its discretion to impose condition(s) of amnesty that are educational in nature as a required activity or activities intended to engage the student in a positive learning experience related to the student’s inappropriate behavior. 

A student may accept or decline amnesty. If the student accepts amnesty and does not complete the condition(s) of amnesty, the student will be subject to student conduct action. If the student declines amnesty, the student will be subject to student conduct action. Previous student conduct history and/or lack of cooperation with University or responding officials, amongst other factors, may limit eligibility for amnesty.

In order for a student to receive amnesty, the student seeking assistance for themselves or another must:

  • Call for help - either for yourself or the other student(s). You can reach LUPD at 504-865-3434.
  • Wait for help to arrive. 
  • Cooperate fully once help arrives (e.g., give your name, respond to instructions, etc.)

Information regarding Heroin and Fentanyl Overdose

Naloxone, widely known by its brand name, Narcan, is an opiate antidote that prevents heroin and fentanyl overdoses. Naloxone is carried by all New Orleans EMS and Tulane EMS units, and a supply has been ordered to be kept at the Loyola University Police Department headquarters.