Alcohol is Prohibited in the Recruitment Process

Barnard has adopted a no alcohol policy at any and all recruiting events whether on or off campus pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  “Barnard College is committed to creating for its students, faculty, staff [and guests] an environment in which the misuse of alcohol and drugs is minimized, which encourages moderation, safety and individual accountability, and which provides an atmosphere free of coercion and peer pressure to abuse alcohol or use unlawful drugs.”  Learn more about Barnard College’s Drug and Alcohol policy.

In addition, as a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Barnard also abides by the Principles of Professional Conduct.  The principles document explains why serving alcohol to job candidates is inappropriate and inadvisable.  The principle states, “Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus.  This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc.”  Failure to abide by this principle will place the employer in violation of the stated policy.  Employers not following the policy can be barred from recruiting at Barnard College.  We invite you to read the Principles of Professional Conduct in its entirety.