Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Students, faculty, staff and administration support the board policy and the law in having a drug and alcohol-free campus. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted anywhere on campus, including parking lots and cars. Violation of this rule may result in immediate termination or suspension. Anyone consuming, distributing, possessing or under the influence of controlled or illicit substances on the campus is subject to suspension, probation, termination, arrest, and prosecution. Any involvement with drugs may also terminate eligibility for financial aid programs.

Appropriate provisions regulate the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages in Federal/State laws, Chapter 495D of the Washington Administrative Code (opens new window) and campus policies. Illegal drug possession, use or sale is prohibited in accordance with federal and state laws, including Chapter 495D of the Washington Administrative Code (opens new window).

Kirkland Police Department officers have the authority to enforce laws concerning the possession, sale, or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs through criminal arrest or civil citation. The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Conduct Code (opens new window) may also apply to infractions of these laws.

Drug and Alcohol Education Programs

Drug and alcohol prevention and assistance is available to students through the Student Development Counselor located in the West Building, Room W207E.

Community Help-Line numbers for drug and alcohol abuse include:

  • 24-hour Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222
  • Drug and Alcohol Hot-Line: (206) 722-3700 or 1-800-562-1240
  • Teen-Line: (206) 722-4222 or 1-800-562-1240

Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

Faculty, staff, students, and administration support the board policy and the law in having a drug and alcohol-free campus. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted anywhere on campus, including parking lots and cars. Violation of this rule may result in immediate termination or suspension. Anyone consuming, distributing, possessing or under the influence of controlled or illicit substances on the campus is subject to suspension, probation, termination, arrest, and prosecution. Any involvement with drugs may also terminate eligibility for financial aid programs.

Drug and alcohol prevention and assistance is available to students through Student Development & Retention, West Building, 207. There are also several community Help-Line numbers:

  • 24-hour Crisis Clinic: 206.461.3222
  • Drug and Alcohol Hot-Line: 206.722.3700 or 1.800.562.1240
  • Teen-Line: 206.722.4222 or 1.800.562.1240

Generally, the possession, sale, and/or use of alcohol is strictly prohibited on the LWIT Campus; however, an exemption to this is granted for the College Winemaking Program, the Chef City Grill, and other authorized functions. The possession, sale, use, or distribution of illegal drugs is specifically prohibited on Campus through the LWIT Student Conduct Code WAC 495D-121-160 (13).