Alcohol and Drug Policy

Johnson C. Smith University is a dry campus. This means that all J.C.S.U. students and their guest are prohibited from consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages on J.C.S.U. owned or controlled property. Violating this policy will result in a referral to the University’s Judicial System.

The University subscribes to a no tolerance policy with regard to any drug possession, that implicates the student in the sale or trafficking of illegal or legal substances on this campus. Should a student be found responsible under the Judicial System of violation this policy they will be suspended from the University for a minimum period of one year, Expulsion is an option that the Office of Student Success can also utilize should the case warrant such a severe sanction.


Because smoking is a potential health and fire hazard, it shall be restricted in order to create and maintain an environment that is in the best interest of the safety, health, and well-being of all users of University buildings and facilities. This policy includes the use of marijuana, cigarettes, cigars, beede sticks and pipes. Violators will be referred to the Associate Dean of Students.

The purpose of this policy is to insure that the health and well being of non-smokers is protected. The exposure of non-smokers to secondhand smoke can contribute to serious respiratory problems and allergic reactions, which also lead to an unsafe environment for non-smokers.


All members of the Johnson C. Smith University family, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors are governed by this policy. This policy also applies to all vendors, contractors and sub contractors.

Policy Statement

  1. No smoking will be allowed in any building on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University at any time.
  2. The designated smoking areas will be identified by signs posted on the campus grounds and ashtray receptacles.

Source: This information is available in the student handbook.