Drugs and Alcohol

Indiana state law and University regulations prohibit the use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or controlled drugs without a valid prescription. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages also is strictly regulated.

State law prohibits possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old. The law also prohibits persons 21 or older from providing alcoholic beverages to minors. A person misrepresenting his or her age to obtain alcoholic beverages is in violation of the law.With a few exceptions, such as married student apartments, Union Club guest rooms, resident rooms in graduate houses, and in other areas designated by the University under the supervision of the Purdue Memorial Union, possession of alcoholic beverages on the Purdue Campus is prohibited. Violators of drug and alcohol policies are subject to the provisions of applicable state and federal laws as well as University disciplinary actions.Purdue’s drug and alcohol policy—Executive Memorandum No. C - 44—is published and distributed annually to students and employees. Consult this policy for detailed information. Assistance for both students and employees is available through University counseling programs. Drug and/or alcohol abuse counseling is provided by the Employee Assistance Program. Personal counseling and referral are provided for students and their spouses through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Additional alcohol education resources are provided on Purdue's Recreation & Wellness website.