XIII. Drugs and Other Substances

Residential Life follows state and federal law as related to abused drugs and other illegal substances. These violations are considered serious and if appropriate, sanctions for violation of drug and illegal substance policies will include referral to education and/or treatment programs. Use or possession of medical marijuana is not permitted. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for additional information.

A. Possession/Consumption of Drugs and Substances. The illegal use, distribution or possession (internal or external), of drugs or substances, including paraphernalia, in or around the residence halls is prohibited.

A.1. In Presence of Drugs and Substances. Anyone present during an incident involving the illegal use, possession, or distribution of drugs or substances is considered as being involved in a policy violation incident and is subject to the conduct process.

B. Residence Hall Actions. To preserve the positive community environment in the residence halls, Residential Life reserves the right to take specific actions (e.g., ban or removal from the halls) to address issues involving the use of alcohol, drugs, or other substances. Disorderly conduct and disruptive behavior while under the influence of substances or other drugs will not be excused on the basis of impairment.

B.1. Referral. If there is reason to believe you may be involved with alcohol or other drugs, whether on or off campus, you may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct to participate in educational sanctions.

B.2. Removal. Residents unable to care for themselves or who pose an actual threat to the community due to impairment or the consumption of alcohol, drugs, or other substances may be temporarily removed from or denied entry or access to the residence halls. The resident may be allowed to return to the residence halls if law enforcement or medical professionals determine the resident no longer poses a threat to themselves or others.

Chapter 5. XIV. Residence Hall Community