Princeton University Drug Policy

Use of drugs is commonplace on college campuses throughout New Jersey and Princeton University certainly is not immune from this issue. The administration of the University is keenly aware of the problem and has adopted a Princeton University Drug Policy. This regulation establishes the rules and permissible sanction for someone who violates the policy by possessing, using, manufacturing or distributing drugs/cds are the school. If you were accused of violating the drug policy or have been charged with possession of distribution, a Princeton Criminal Attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to assist you. A lawyer who has practiced in the county for many years will provide you with their insight as to best defend your offense and this service is free of charge. To speak to one of our attorney now, contact our Princeton Office at 609–683–8102.

Princeton University does not condone the possession,use, manufacture, or distribution of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia of any kind in any amount, or the possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of prescription drugs without a prescription .

Students in violation of this policy may be jeopardizing their own well-being as well as the well-being of the University community.

In general, a student who violates this policy for the first time will be placed on probation. Discipline for a second offense will be more serious and may involve lengthening of probation, campus service, and/or revocation of on-campus residential privileges.Students should expect to be suspended for a third offense. Among those violations considered to be most serious are the manufacture, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription; any involvement in illegal drug use or traffic with minors,particularly from the local area; and possession or use of the more dangerous or highly addictive drugs. Students engaged in activities described in this paragraph should expect a lengthy separation or expulsion from the University.

Students possessing, using, selling, or manufacturing illegal substances may also be subject to mandatory penalties prescribed by the state.

It is the immediate obligation of those in the presence of a person suffering adverse consequences of using drugs to contact appropriate University or local medical or safety personnel (such as Public Safety officers, deans, University Health Services staff, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro staff, or local police or members of the rescue squad). In order to encourage calls for assistance, the University may offer leniency with respect to violations which may come to light as a result of such calls, depending on the circumstances involved.

When will the Department of Public Safety or other University administrators intervene?

Public Safety (or another University administrator) may enter a room whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that someone’s safety may be in jeopardy or that a violation of the drug policy is taking place.

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