Drugs and Alcohol: Policies, Laws, and Resources

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To Members of the Middlebury College Community:

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires that the College annually notify all students, faculty, and staff of the following:

*Middlebury College’s standards of conduct, which prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on College property or in connection with any activities or programs sponsored by the College.

Alcohol Policies

The use of alcohol on campus is strictly regulated by Vermont state law.

The College maintains state liquor licenses for the following venues where alcohol may be served:

What is the Party Host Workshop? Do I need to take it?

Any student who is 21 years old and wants to register a party on campus is required to take this workshop. Party Host Workshops are offered through the Department of Public Safety on a regular basis and provide an overview of College policy and state law concerning parties with alcohol. Please contact Public Safety directly to find the workshop schedule. Once you successfully complete the workshop—which takes about 30 minutes—you will be able to host parties for one calendar year.

Where can I find additional information about alcohol and party policies?

More information and specifics about alcohol & drug policy, along with policies around party registration can be found in the on this website under Party Information or in the College Handbook.

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students)

BASICS is Effective

To make an appointment, call Counseling at 802-443-5141

2.12 Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing for Employees with a Work-required CDL

Purpose: Middlebury College values the health and safety of its employees. The College also adheres to DOT requirements for those employees who hold a commercial driver's license as part of their position responsibilities for travel within the state. Such employees are subject to the controlled substance and alcohol testing rules.

Sleep Habits

Good sleep hygiene may help promote restful sleep. Here are some tips that may be useful and may be a tremendous influence on a good night's sleep: