Thomas Jefferson University

TJU Policies: Alcohol

Policy Number 117.03/Policy Number 102.22

It is the policy of Jefferson to comply with all federal and state laws which regulate the sale and use of alcohol. Jefferson neither condones, nor shields from prosecution, those individuals found in violation of the liquor control laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jefferson forbids the sale of alcohol to, or the use of alcohol by, students and employees under the age of twenty-one years.

Furthermore, as stated in Jefferson's Search Policy [Policy 119.01], Jefferson reserves the right to investigate any campus facilities, or personal belongings, if it has information to support a reasonable belief that an illegal or illicit activity is occurring.

Finally, it is Jefferson's policy to help any employee, student, or faculty member who voluntarily requests assistance to overcome an alcohol or substance abuse problem.  The Department of Human Resources can arrange for employee assistance through the Employee Assistance Program ("FirstCall").  Students who are identified as having, or are believed to have, a substance abuse problem will be referred to the respective Dean's Office.