Alcohol and Drug Free Campus Statement

BSU takes a firm stand against the inappropriate use of alcohol/drugs

The inappropriate or illegal use of alcohol and other drugs at Bridgewater, on university property or at university activities is harmful not only to the individuals involved, but to the university community as a whole. Drug and alcohol abuse impairs the safety and health of students and employees, inhibits the personal and academic growth of students, lowers the productivity and quality of work performed by employees and undermines the public's confidence in the university. Only in an environment free of substance abuse can BSU fulfill its mission of developing the professional, social, cultural and intellectual potential of each member of this community.

The unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, faculty, staff, or visitors on university property or as a part of any university activities is strictly prohibited.

All members of the BSU community are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies contained in the BSU student handbook. Everyone in the campus community is urged to carefully and seriously reflect on their personal responsibility concerning substance use. Further, all members are encouraged to demonstrate care and concern for others through timely intervention, support and referral.

Reviewed 8/2023, by David Tillinghast, University Police