California State University, Long Beach is dedicated to the elimination of the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. The university makes every effort to create an environment that promotes and reinforces good health. The use of alcoholic beverages must be in compliance with California state law and is strictly limited to persons 21 years of age or older. The possession, transportation and/or consumption of alcohol by individuals under 21 years of age is strictly prohibited. Possession and comsumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in and around campus residence halls.
Residents need to also understand:
University police officers strictly enforce federal and state laws, as well as the university’s zero-tolerance policy, for the use and sale of illegal drugs. Violators are subject to university discipline, criminal prosecution and removal from university housing. Students engaging in the sale of illegal drugs will be expelled.
The university education/disciplinary plan for alcohol or other substance abuse is composed of the following three steps:
The clear intention of this policy is to meet federal requirements for colleges and universities while also meeting the expressed desire of many students and parents to create a quieter, more educational environment. Since approximately 80 percent of resident hall students are under age 21, this policy should significantly impact only a small number of residents.