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 Alcohol and Other Drug Violations 

 

SPOTLIGHT

The following sanctions will be administered for alcohol and other drug-related misconduct by individual students, student organizations and clubs.  That is, the individuals responsible for the violation, as well as the organization itself, can be sanctioned separately.  Slippery Rock University students who host a party or event and permit furnishing of alcohol, sales of alcohol, and/or the sale of illegal controlled substances in their room/apartment, or any other area within their control, as well as those students on the lease of any facility which permits/hosts a party, etc. can, and probably will be, held responsible for the violations that occur.  They will then be sanctioned according to the prescribed penalties below that are detailed in the Student Code of Conduct.  As discipline is cumulative in nature, a record of previous discipline will, in most cases, increase the sanctions administered for any violation. 

Underage possession or consumption of alcohol:

1st offense: Censure (written warning) and Alcohol and Other Drug Program First Referral

2nd offense: Permanent  Disciplinary Probation and Alcohol and Other Drug Program Second Referral

3rd offense: Minimum of one semester suspension.

Possession/utilization of illegal controlled substances:

1st offense: Disciplinary Probation and Alcohol and Other Drug Program First Referral

 2nd offense: Permanent Disciplinary Probation and Alcohol and Other Drug Program Second Referral

3rd offense: Minimum of one semester suspension from the University.

Possession/consumption of alcohol on campus by an individual 21 or older (does not include campus events for which an SRU alcohol permit has been secured):

1st offense: Censure (written warning) and Alcohol and Other Drug Program or alternative sanction.

2nd offense: Permanent Disciplinary Probation and Alcohol and Other Drug Program Second Referral.

3rd offense: Minimum of one semester suspension from the University.

Behavioral problems as a result of the use of drugs or alcohol intoxication:

1st offense: Minimum of Permanent Disciplinary Probation and Alcohol and Other Drug Program to a maximum of permanent dismissal from the University. 

2nd offense: Minimum of one semester suspension from the University to a maximum of a permanent dismissal.

Furnishing alcohol to minors:

1st offense: Minimum of deferred suspension, Alcohol and Other Drug Program, and $200.00 fine.

2nd offense: Minimum of one year suspension from the University to a maximum of a Permanent Dismissal.

By policy, furnishing alcohol to minors includes any situation where an individual gives alcohol to someone under the age of 21, purchases alcohol for someone under the age of 21, or allows anyone under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol on the premises owned or controlled by that person.  Under the University Student Code of Conduct, students will be charged with furnishing alcohol to minors in those situations where alcohol is provided to minors without regard for the health and safety of the individuals involved or the peace of the community.  These situations will likely include, but are not limited to:

Disorderly house where minors consume alcohol.  The tenants of the disorderly and/or any individual believed to have purchased alcohol consumed in the disorderly house will likely be charged with furnishing alcohol to minors.

Hazing stunts or drinking games where individuals under the age of 21 are provided with alcohol and are encouraged or required to drink to excess.  Individuals believed to be responsible for sponsoring the activity and/or any individual believed to have purchased the alcohol consumed in the activity will likely be charged with furnishing alcohol to minors.

Any situation where bulk containers (kegs, party balls, etc.) of alcohol are accessible to minors.  Any person(s) responsible for the residence, event, or activity and/or any person(s) believed to have purchased a bulk container will likely be charged with furnishing alcohol to minors.

Beer or liquor runs for individuals under the age of 21.  Any person who is believed to have facilitated the purchase of beer or liquor for an individual under the age of 21 will likely be charged with furnishing alcohol to minors.

 

Illegal sales of alcohol, prescription drugs or other controlled substances:

Minimum of a one-year suspension from the University to a maximum of a Permanent Dismissal.

 

NOTE:  

Each disciplinary incident is investigated and the sanction decided based upon the unique circumstances of that particular case. Although there will be usual and customary sanctions administered for similar violations of University regulations, there may be aggravating or mitigating circumstances that could alter the typical response. Aggravating factors may include, but are not limited to, the extent of harm or injury caused as a result of the incident and amount of alcohol or illegal controlled substance. The number of people involved, the type of controlled substance involved (i.e. large amount of drugs/alcohol consumed or number of people at the gathering). Therefore, the severity and circumstances of the offense will be factors in determining the sanction selected from the specified range.

Additional information on the Student Code of Conduct may be found  at www.sru.edu/studentconduct

Victim Resources

Referral Report

Director:
Leigh Ann Datt

Administrative Assistant:
Carrie Kerr

Graduate Assistant:
Tasha Roberts

Office:
008 Old Main
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone:
724.738.4985

E-mail messages sent from the office of student conduct to students through university assigned e-mail addresses will constitute an official means of communication.

All correspondence regarding incidents will be communicated through the student's SRU e-mail address.

Correspondence involving incidents may also come from the office of residence life. It is the student's responsibility and obligation to access and respond to official university e-mail correspondence.