Below you will find a list of the Residential Policies & Guidelines

All guests staying in campus housing must abide by the Residential policies.
For more information you can also view the Res Life & You handbook pdf

Experience has demonstrated that substance use/abuse can negatively impact both the individual and the community, and is not conducive to the promotion of an educational and academic environment. Violations of Housing drug policies will be addressed on an individual basis and may have different results due to the nature of the violation(s). Outcomes may include administrative sanctions, a guest's removal from Housing, and referral to University Police, and possible legal charges (including arrest and fines).

The following items/activities are prohibited in or around the residence halls:

  1. Being under the influence of illegal drugs in housing facilities and public areas.
  2. Disrupting the residence hall community while under the influence of drugs or controlled substances.
  3. Possession, use, cultivation, production, sale, gift or exchange of illegal drugs (Note: in addition to other sanctions, residents found responsible for smoking marijuana will be subject to a $25 damage charge). Smelling of marijuana may be considered evidence of possession or use.
  4. Possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, such as a pipe or bong that contains an illegal substance residue.
  5. Abuse, misuse, or distribution of legally prescribed drugs.
  6. Use or intoxication by other substances such as Salvia, synthetic marijuana, or bath salts.

Exhibiting aggressive or offensive behavior while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in legal action. Gross intoxication (e.g. vomiting or passing out due to excessive consumption) will also result in emergency medical or legal action.

Cal Poly Humboldt and all California State University campuses do NOT recognize medical marijuana (215) cards or the recreational use of marijuana in any form.

The university adheres to all federal and state laws as they pertain to illegal substances. Providing, manufacturing, consuming, and possessing illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited at Humboldt. Additionally, the university does not recognize the privileges associated with a medical marijuana card.

Drugs are defined as:

  • Any stimulant;
  • Intoxicant (including alcohol);
  • Nervous system depressant;
  • Hallucinogen;
  • Other chemical substance, compound, or combination used to induce an altered state;
  • Any otherwise lawfully available product or substance (such as over-the-counter or prescription drugs, glue, paint, etc.) used for any purpose other than its intended use

Drug Paraphernalia includes, but is not limited to all equipment, material and products intended for use in growing, processing, harvesting, storing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing a controlled substance into the human body.

While marijuana is legal in the state of California, it is not legal as recognized by the Federal government. Since we are a federally funded institution, we must follow Federal law to retain funding.

Residents are reminded that the University Police may be involved with violations relating to alcohol or illegal drugs. University Police and Housing Staff are authorized to enter a room without warning if “probable cause” exists or if a search warrant has been obtained.