Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

Luther College Alcohol and Drug Use Policies

Policy excerpt from the Luther College Student Handbook,

Luther College takes seriously the abuse of alcohol and chemical substances. This includes the illegal use of alcohol, specifically alcohol consumption by individuals under the age of 21. As an educational institution, we place a great deal of responsibility on students who are of legal age to make the decision whether or not to consume alcohol and if they choose to consume alcohol, to do so responsibly. College students also have a great deal of freedom; however, with freedom comes responsibility.

Policy excerpt from Pg. 39 of the Luther College Staff Handbook, and Sections 408.7 and 605.3 of the Faculty Handbook,

The college prohibits its employees (“employees” or “employee” includes student workers in this policy) from reporting to work or performing work for the college while impaired by or under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.

The illegal use, possession, dispensation, distribution, manufacture, or sale of alcohol or other drugs by an employee in the workplace, or while the employee is on duty or official college business or by a student is prohibited. This standard of conduct applies to all college-sponsored on-campus and off-campus activities. 

Policy excerpt from the Luther College Smoke Free Policy,

In compliance with Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act (the Act), Luther College is a smoke-free campus.

Luther College has long recognized that smoking is a serious health hazard. All members of the Luther community are asked to remind persons who are smoking that we are required to comply with the provisions of the Act; the Act stipulates that the campus is entirely smoke-free. Luther College may also include prohibitions that are above and beyond the Act.


Campus and Local Resources

National Hotlines:

  • 1-877-684-4053 Drug Abuse Hotline
  • 1-800-662-HELP Drug and Alcohol Hotline
  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW National Tobacco Quit Hotline

For More Information

Please contact the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program 

  • By email at [email protected]
  • By phone at 563-387-2075
  • In person at 266A Dahl Centennial Union

Here are some quick facts and an overview of the health risks associated with:





Interested in learning more about other drugs? Visit the National Institute of Drug Abuse

Legal sanctions for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol may be reviewed with the below resources.

Iowa Laws and Penalties for Drugs

Federal Drug Laws and Penalties

Federal Marijuana Laws and Penalties