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Student Handbook

Alcohol and Other Drugs


Emporia State University is committed to maintaining an environment that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Kansas is 21. Beverages with an alcohol content of 3.2 or less are permitted within the rooms of students 21 or older in the residence halls as defined by the policies of Residential Life. There will be no alcoholic beverages in any other buildings on the ESU campus unless an exception has been requested and approved by the President of the University.

All Kansas laws and city ordinances regarding possession and consumption of cereal malt and other alcoholic beverages will be observed and enforced by Emporia State University.

Regarding illegal drugs, the University will not tolerate possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs by anyone on campus. The University will support and cooperate fully with campus, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies conducting investigations of the sale and/or use of illicit drugs.

For more information, contact the Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP) office at 620-341-5222.