The use or possession of drugs is illegal except when prescribed by a physician. The university cannot protect students from prosecution for violation of federal or state laws. Case Western Reserve University does not condone the illegal possession, consumption, provision, or sale of drugs. The university has a strong obligation to make readily available to students full information about the use and effects of all drugs, and to make available sources of counseling to those who are using or have used drugs. Definitions of controlled substances are available as part of the Ohio Revised Code and are included in the university's Drug Free School Notification. The following behavior is prohibited:

  1. Illegal consumption or possession of drugs
  2. Illegal provision or merchandising of controlled substances, including prescription drugs
  3. Possession of drug paraphernalia, including, but not limited to, bongs, pipes, and hookahs (drug paraphernalia will be confiscated and forfeited even if not being used for the purposes of consuming illegal substances)
  4. Malicious use of drugs intended to cause harm to oneself or others

Last Updated: August 9, 2012