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Alcohol Policy

Drug and Alcohol Use

It is Loyola University New Orleans’ desire to provide a drug-free, healthy, and safe workplace. To promote this goal, employees are required to report to work in an unimpaired condition to perform their jobs in a satisfactory manner.

The legal use of prescribed drugs is permitted on the job only if it does not impair an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job effectively and in a safe manner which does not endanger other individuals in the workplace. No employee may use, possess, distribute or sell illegal drugs on Loyola University premises.

Alcoholic beverages may be served at some university-sponsored events. Employees are expected to use good judgment when consuming alcoholic beverages at these events and maintain a professional image representative of the values of Loyola University New Orleans.

The purchase and or reimbursement of alcohol is allowable within the context of entertainment of donors, during the process of employment recruitment, during University related events attended by the President or other events for advancement purposes. Alcohol may be purchased by the Office of Admissions for the purpose of recruitment efforts. However, under no circumstances may alcohol be purchased for potential students regardless of age. Any purchase of alcohol should be reasonable, and the amount of alcohol purchased shall be reasonably commensurate with the number of individuals attending or participating in the event.

Alcohol shall not be purchased using grant money and cannot be served to minors.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Director of Risk Management.

Violations of this policy may lead to disciplinary action, and/or required participation in a substance abuse rehabilitation or treatment program and/or required participation in a substance abuse rehabilitation or treatment program.

Revised 12/8/2021 JC/SW