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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Program
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Housing and Residential Life Rules and Regulations (related to Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco)

No Smoking Policy

In accordance with the university policy and to assure a safer and more healthful environment for everyone, smoking, burning incense and candles are not permitted in any building throughout the residence hall complex. The NO SMOKING policy does include all student rooms. Residents who do smoke must do so outside the residence halls. Smoking in outside stairwells or in close proximity to student rooms is not permitted. Those concerned with the effects of second hand smoke will appreciate your consideration. Persons interested in assistance to quit smoking will find useful programs and information available at Student Health Services.

No Alcohol Policy

To avoid serious disciplinary consequences that may lead to suspension or expulsion from the university, residents need to understand the following rules:

  1. Containers that contain or contained an alcoholic beverage are not permitted in the residence halls.
  2. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
  3. Residents in the company of someone who is consuming or in possession of alcohol or alcohol containers in student rooms are also subject to judicial action.

The university education/ disciplinary plan for alcohol or other substance abuse is composed of the following three violations of policy:

  • First Violation – The student must attend the mandatory alcohol, tobacco and other drug education workshop.
  • Second Violation – The student must go for a mandatory counseling assessment.
  • Third Violation – The student will no longer be allowed to reside in the residence hall.

Note: If the student does not meet these policy requirements, the steps will carry over from one year to the next.

In addition to university disciplinary action, violators are also subject to immediate citation by the University Police that may result in Municipal Court fines of $150 or more and/ or loss of driving privileges. Your personal liability for the conduct of your guests or anyone you provide alcoholic beverages can be yet another reason to follow all rules and policies.

While the clear intention of these policies is to meet federal requirements for colleges and universities, there is an expressed desire to create a quieter and better-suited environment for education.