Drug and Alcohol Education Policy

N.C. A&T strives to provide an educational environment that enhances and supports the intellectual process. Academic communities, including students, faculty and staff, have the collective responsibility to ensure that the environment is conducive to healthy, intellectual growth. Illegal use of harmful and addictive chemical substances poses a threat to the educational environment. Each member of the university family is reminded that, in addition to being subject to university regulations and sanctions regarding illegal drugs and chemicals, they are also subject to state and national laws. This policy has been developed in accordance with the UNC Policy on Illegal Drugs, adopted by the board of governors on January 15, 1988. It established the framework for programs designed to educate the campus community on the harmful effects of illegal substances and assist persons in their efforts to become rehabilitated. It also provided guidance for punishing violators. The link to the Drug and Alcohol Education Policy can be found here: http://www.ncat.edu/hr/documents/policies/emp-prov/drug-alc.pdf

University policies concerning the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages do not contravene federal, state, or municipal law regarding their purchase.  A summary of certain sections of the North Carolina State statute and local ordinances of alcoholic use is included below:

North Carolina Law

North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control laws make it unlawful for any person under twenty-one years of age to purchase, possess, or consume any alcoholic beverage. Below are excerpts from applicable statutes.

  1. It is unlawful for any person to aid or abet an underage person in the purchase, attempted purchase, and/or possession of alcoholic beverages.  General Statute 18B-302(c).
  2. It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell or give alcoholic beverages to an underage person.  General Statute 18- B-302 (a) (1).
  3. It is unlawful for any underage person to falsify a driver's license or other identification document in order to obtain alcoholic beverages.  General Status 18-B-302(e).
  4. It is unlawful for any person to permit use of his/her driver's license or any other identification document by an   underage person to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.  General Statute 18B-302(f).

It is unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage in or on any public street, right-of-way, sidewalk, alley, or property located inside or outside the Greensboro corporate limits.  Greensboro Code Sec. 4-13.