Drug Policy

Drug Policy

The illegal sale, possession and/or use of controlled substances, e.g., alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, barbiturates, and other hallucinogens, is prohibited on the Bryant campus or at any University-sponsored function. Students and student organization leaders are subject to University disciplinary action and referral to local authorities for violation of the University drug policy.


As an institution of higher education, Bryant University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol on the Bryant University campus by faculty members, students, staff members, and administrators. All members of the campus community are expected to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as all applicable policies contained in the Student Handbook, Residence Hall Occupancy and Board Agreement, Employee Handbook, and other documents, when on the campus, or during University-related activities off campus. Violation of these policies or laws by students may result in sanctions up to an including permanent dismissal from the University (expulsion). Violation of these policies or laws by employees of the University may result in irrevocable termination of employment.

Note: The full and detailed list of sanctions for students found in violation of the campus alcohol or drugs policy is contained in the Student Handbook section on Campus Standards of Conduct.


Bryant University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, employees and guests on its property or as part of any of its activities. Where there is evidence of violation of the law, law enforcement officials may be contacted immediately.

Any full- or part-time employee or student found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to applicable legal sanctions under local, state, and federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, as well as disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or separation from the University.

Substance abuse is a problem that poses a serious threat to employees and students. The use of alcohol and illegal drugs endangers the health and safety of the abusers and all others around them. Bryant University is committed to making a good-faith effort in creating and maintaining a drug-free workplace.


Students who believe they have a problem with alcohol or other drugs may present their problem at a variety of locations. These include but are not limited to Counseling Services and Health Services.

Education, Counseling, and Treatment

Counseling Services     401-232-6045

Health Services            401-232-6220

The personnel in these offices can provide personal advising or counseling, detailed information on health risks and intervention strategies, or referrals to long-term counseling or other interventions. All contacts with these offices with regard to alcohol or drug problems are held in strict confidence.


Bryant University regularly schedules drug-abuse prevention programs in the residence halls and throughout the campus. Members of the Bryant community who believe they have a problem with drug abuse may receive information on prevention and treatment programs from a variety of offices. These include Health Services, Residence Life, Counseling Services, Human Resources, and Public Safety.

The Bryant community encourages all of its members to seek professional assistance when recognizing a drug-abuse problem.