Alcohol and Drug Policy - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Alcohol and Drug Policy

The college supports a zero tolerance policy for the use, possession or intent to distribute alcohol or drugs on the BFIT campus or within BFIT housing premises. These offenses are serious in nature and will result in sanctions that may include suspension from the campus housing and/or expulsion from the college.

Regardless of age, there will be no use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages on campus or in campus provided housing. Persons 21 years or older will have the responsibility of conducting themselves in a professional manner at all times. While the college does not have jurisdiction outside of college property or at the campus housing premises, any student that appears intoxicated upon entering either of these buildings will be in violation and subject to sanctions.

Knowingly being in the presence of someone using, possessing or has the intent to distribute alcohol or drugs is prohibited. Although Massachusetts state law permits the use of medical marijuana, i.e., use by persons possessing lawfully issued medical marijuana cards; Universities are still subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 which prohibits marijuana use, possession, and/or cultivation at educational institutions and on the premises of other recipients of federal funds.