Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Information

Upon arriving at Caltech, students find that they have an increased amount of independence regarding their health behaviors and lifestyle choices. One important choice that students make is about the use of alcohol and other drugs.

It is important to note that many students at Caltech choose to abstain from substances. There are many peers who are enjoying themselves in social settings without the use of alcohol and other drugs. Some students choose to engage in substance use during their time at Caltech. Please be aware of the Institute Substance Abuse Policy

If you make the choice to consume alcohol or other drugs, it is important to consider how this behavior fits in with your overall life goals and value system. It is also important to consider the inherent risks associated with substance use and how this behavior may impact you and the Caltech community.