Alcohol and Drugs Policy
The Institute has standards that prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, faculty and staff on Institute property or as part of the Institute's activities. As noted in the Student, Faculty and Staff Handbooks, sanctions will be imposed on students and employees (consistent with federal and state law) for the use or distribution of illicit drugs or illicit use of alcohol up to and including expulsion from the Institute or termination of employment.
The unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol is a violation of state and federal law. In the State of California anyone under the age of 21 cannot be served or be in possession of alcohol.
Alcohol may not be sold anywhere on the CalArts campus. The Institute allows the proper serving of alcohol at authorized functions as described in the Student Handbook.
In California, anyone driving with a .08, or greater, blood-alcohol content is considered "driving under the influence" and subject to loss of their driver's license and other penalties. These penalties can include incarceration.
The Institute recognizes the importance of assisting students, faculty and staff in dealing with substance or alcohol abuse problems, and to that end, offers educational and benefit programs dealing with such matters. Questions regarding this should be discussed with the Dean of Students, Provost or the Director of Human Resources.