Department Policies & Resources
Housing & Residence Life Community Standards
Substance Abuse Guidelines
Embry-Riddle has a responsibility to educate and promote healthy, low-risk choices within our student population and to support similar policies found within the aviation, aerospace, and related industries. The University intends to be clear on its position regarding the use, possession, and/or sale of illegal drugs and toward those who have knowledge of violations of any federal, state, and local laws. Additionally, the University will take serious action regarding the abuse of legal substances or the illegal sale of legal substances. The University intends to comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Department of Transportation regulations, and Federal Aviation Administration regulations regarding drug and alcohol abuse.
Students in specialized programs may be subject to drug testing under FAA, NCAA, and other regulations. Each program will have policies and procedures regarding drug testing, and applicable students are required to understand each rule and consequence of that program. In addition, each program may have additional regulations that must be enforced and could affect a person’s ability to participate in the program.
Additional Drug Testing Policies
- Flight Students: refer to the Flight Operations Manual (FOM) for all policies and procedures
- Athletes: student athletes participating in intercollegiate sports and representing Embry-Riddle are subject to drug testing as outlined by the Athletic Department; for information, see the University Director of Sports Medicine in the Athletic Department
- ROTC Cadets: ROTC programs follow Department of Defense regulations
- Aviation Maintenance Science Students: reference the Aviation Maintenance Science Random Drug Testing Program provided by the AMS Department
Local, State, and Federal Legal Sanctions
- Department of Justice’s Controlled Substances Act
- State Trafficking Penalties
- State of Florida Crime and Punishment Chart
There are many potential health risks associated with the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidences of a variety of aggressive acts such as violence, sexual misconduct, and drunk driving. Moderate to high doses of alcohol can cause marked impairment in higher mental functions, severely altering a person's ability to learn and remember information. Heavy use may cause chronic depression and suicide and is often associated with the abuse of other drugs. Very high doses can cause respiratory depression and death.
If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects described. The use of even small amounts of alcohol by pregnant women can damage their fetus.
Long-term heavy alcohol use can cause digestive disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, circulatory system disorders, and impairment of the central nervous system, all of which may lead to death. Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence, particularly in persons with one or more parents or grandparents who were problem drinkers. At least 15-20% of heavy users will eventually become problem drinkers or alcoholics if they continue drinking. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions, which can be life threatening.
Abuse of all drugs is health threatening. Examples of how drugs may affect your system include:
- Impairment of short-term memory, comprehension, ability to perform tasks requiring concentration, lung damage, paranoia, and possible psychosis
- Nervous system disorders with possible death that result from an overdose
- Liver damage
- Dependence and addiction
Help & Resources
Embry-Riddle provides support to students seeking help in dealing with drug or alcohol issues. The Counseling Center provides substance abuse screenings. The severity of the substance use will determine whether counseling services are provided on campus or if the student is referred to an addiction specialist in the community. Additionally, students may elect, or be required, as a judicial sanction, to take part in an alcohol education course.
- Campus Safety & Security, (386) 226-6480
- Counseling Center, (386) 226-6035
- Dean of Students Office, (386) 226-6326
- Health Services, (386) 226-7917
Civil Rights Equity & Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Resolution Process
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University affirms its commitment to promote the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise and does not permit discrimination or harassment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristic, age, religion, pregnancy status, or any other characteristic protected by University policy or state, local, or federal law.
Reports of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation should be made to the Title IX Coordinator promptly, but there is no time limitation on the filing of grievances, as long as the responding party remains subject to the University’s jurisdiction. All reports are acted upon promptly and every effort is made by the University to preserve the privacy of reports. Reports of discrimination by the Title IX Coordinator should be reported to the other Title IX coordinator, the Vice President and General Counsel, or Human Resources.
All alleged violations of this policy are subject to resolution using the University’s Resolution Process. The Resolution Process is applicable regardless of the status of the parties involved, who may be members or non-members of the campus community, students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, and/or staff. The University reserves the right to act on incidents occurring on-campus or off-campus when the off-campus conduct could have an on-campus impact or impact on the educational mission of the University.
The University’s Civil Rights Equity & Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct policy is not meant to inhibit or prohibit educational content or discussions inside or outside of the classroom that include controversial or sensitive subject matters protected by academic freedom. Academic freedom extends to topics that are pedagogically appropriate and germane to the subject matter of courses or that touch on academic exploration of matters of public concern.
The University uses the preponderance of the evidence standard (also known as “more likely than not”) for determination of whether a violation occurred. In campus resolution proceedings, legal terms like “guilt,” “innocence,” and “burdens of proof” are not applicable, but the University never assumes a responding party is in violation of University policy. Campus resolution proceedings are conducted to take into account the totality of all evidence available, from all relevant sources. Please visit the Daytona Beach Title IX website to find the policy, procedures, and online reporting form.
Anyone wishing to make a report relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the Title IX Coordinator:
Office of Title IX Compliance
Mori Hosseini Student Union, Suite 324
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Your Safety & Security
The mission of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Campus Safety & Security Department is to make every effort to promote and maintain a safe campus environment for all members of the campus community and to provide quality service so that each person is afforded the opportunity to achieve their academic and professional goals as they work and learn in our educational community. Accordingly, Campus Safety & Security is actively engaged in collaborating with students, parents, employees, and the community to provide a safe environment and to treat every individual with respect, fairness, and compassion.
While no campus can guarantee the complete safety of its community, we can work together to provide the safest possible environment. We encourage all University community members to take responsibility for their own safety and security. By accepting this responsibility, members of the University community assist in maintaining a safer and more secure campus environment.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Information concerning sexual offenders or predators as required by the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offenders Registration Act can be accessed at the following Florida Department of Law Enforcement website, offender.fdle.state.fl.us.
Civil Rights Equity & Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy
Annual Campus Security Report
The Annual Campus Security Report is available at the Safety & Security website. This report includes campus and related crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and features campus security policies, procedures, and safety recommendations. For a paper copy of the Annual Campus Security Report, contact the Campus Safety & Security Department at (386) 226-6490.
Remember, prompt reporting of emergencies, suspicious conditions, or crimes is important. Call us at (386) 226-6480 or use (386) 226-SAFE(7233) for emergencies.
Traffic Rules and Regulations
The policies found in the Campus Parking & Traffic Rules and Regulations Handbook applies to all members of the faculty, staff, student body, and guests of the university. It is essential that every member of the University understand and comply with these regulations. A copy of the Campus Parking & Traffic Rules and Regulations Handbook can be found online by signing into ERNIE, selecting the Departments tab, and selecting Campus Safety & Security under Daytona Beach. Many accidents can be avoided by adhering to pedestrian right of way, the directional signage around campus (both permanent and temporary), and the rules pertaining to the safe use of personal transportation devices.
For your convenience, the following regulations from the Campus Parking & Traffic Regulations Handbook are printed below:
- Pedestrian Right of Way: All vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, roller blades, and skateboards must yield the right of way to pedestrians. The speed limit on campus is 10 mph at all times.
- Operating Vehicles Off Roadway: All private cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, and mopeds are strictly prohibited on any campus sidewalk, unpaved pathway, field, lawn, or landscaped area. University/service, maintenance, emergency, and delivery vehicles may be required to access some areas by these means in the performance of their duties.
- Personal Transportation: Bicycles, roller-skating, rollerblading, and skateboarding are prohibited within 50 feet of all university facilities. Bicycling, roller-skating, rollerblading, and skateboarding inside university facilities is strictly prohibited.
- Directional Signs and Road Markings: All vehicles must travel only in the direction indicated by traffic signs or markings on the roadway.
- Seat Belts: Vehicle operators and passengers must wear seat belts when the vehicle is in motion, in accordance with Florida State Law.
- Temporary Directions and Closings: When required, safety and traffic control barricades may be erected to direct pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Do not move or bypass these barricades.
- Obeying Officers: Embry-Riddle Safety Officers may be required to give verbal instructions or directions that are contradictory to written regulations. These verbal instructions or directions must be followed.